Water Crisis in Iran

  • Afghan Dam Constructions Threaten Iran Water Share
    Construction of the Kamal Khan Dam on Helmand River now near completion will profoundly affect water supply to Iranian wetlands and aggravate environmental problems in east and southeastern Iran,...
  • MRC Report: Wastewater Potential Remains Underexploited
    The Majlis Research Center said urban wastewater networks and sewage collection facilities have been expanding but the same is not true for rural areas. Sewage systems came to the villages long...
  • Tehran Water Distribution Improving
    Two water projects were inaugurated Thursday in Tehran Province to enhance water quality and increase supply in the ever-expanding metropolis, director of the National Water and Wastewater...
  • Tehran Water Treatment Capacity Rising
    To further improve potable water quality and curb land subsidence in Tehran Province, the first phase of a water treatment plant is complete and will become operational soon, director of the...
  • Yazd Water Loss Inadmissible
    Non-revenue water in Yazd Province is 20%, of which 10% is real loss (through leaks, also referred to as physical loss) and 10% is apparent losses (theft and meter measuring errors), provincial...
  • Groundwater Extraction a Serious Cause for Concern
    On average 50 billion cubic meters of water is extracted from almost 500,000 authorized wells per year, resulting in huge water deficits in most plains, director of the National Water and...
  • Dam Water Levels Plunge
    Since the beginning of the current water year last September the amount of water in dams around Tehran has plunged by 100 million cubic meters compared to the same period last year, head of...
  • Water Shortages and Pollution Punishing Asalouyeh Residents
    Despite the huge oil and gas resources in Asalouyeh County in Bushehr Province, local residents suffer from major problems, namely water shortages and air pollution. For years water in summer is...
  • Kerman to Get Sea Water in Oct
    The first phase of a project to transfer water from the Persian Gulf to Kerman and Yazd provinces will be launched in October, thanks to the concerted efforts of private and state companies,...
  • Underground Water Extraction Pushing Isfahan Over the Edge
    Underground water resources in the parched Isfahan Province are disappearing by 3.6 billion cubic meters per annum, head of the Water Conservation Department of the provincial water company said...
  • Water Crisis and the People’s Missing Role
    Above-average rainfall in the last few years notwithstanding, water levels in underground tables have been falling due to overconsumption, a researcher at the Water Policy Research Institution said...
  • Two Top Organizations Sign 15-Year Power Agreement
    Tehran Water and Wastewater Company, a subsidiary of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa), and state-owned Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, aka...
  • Controversial Dam Construction Likely to Restart in Lake Urmia Basin: MP
    Construction of Nazlou Chay and Barandouz Chay dams in Urmia, West Azarbaijan Province, which was halted to stop the drying up of Lake Urmia, will restart soon reportedly after a direct order from...
  • Tehran Hydropower Output Declines
    Hydropower production in Tehran Province is projected to decrease by 21% in the current fiscal that started in March compared to 2019, head of hydropower installations at the Tehran Regional...
  • Mining Sector’s Water Consumption Untenable
    The Majlis Research Center, the research arm of the parliament, says how average amount of water used to produce metals, namely gold and copper, in Iran is five times above international norms....
  • Water Stress Eases in Western Regions
    President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday inaugurated water projects via video conference in western Kermanshah and Ilam provinces costing $150 million.   "The government has drawn on the National...
  • Water Crisis Getting Severe
    Large volumes of underground water that were supposed to be consumed over the next century have already been used in the last five decades, an environmentalist and head of the  Environment...
  • Agro Sector Gobbles Up 91% of Water
    An estimated 90% of the renewable water resources in Markazi Province is consumed in the agriculture sector, managing director of Markazi Regional Water Company said. This is while, a large part...
  • Iran Energy Minister: Hirmand Water Dispute Resolved
    Since the beginning of the current water year (last September) Iran unlike previous years has been receiving its fair share of water from Hirmand (Helmand) River as per an agreement signed with...
  • 300-km Water Pipeline Links Persian Gulf to Kerman Region
    The first phase of a project to transfer water from the Persian Gulf to Kerman Province is completed and will be inaugurated soon, the provincial governor said. “The 300-km pipeline with seven...
  • Yazd Water Deficit Worsens
    Agriculture accounts for 83% of the water used in the arid Yazd Province, head of the provincial water company said. “Water use in the agro sector is alarmingly inefficient as less than 40% is...
  • Khoy Running Dry
    Water shortage in Khoy County in West Azarbaijan Province has intensified with the depletion of groundwater aquifers, digging new wells and delays in building dams on rivers. Khoy is the second...
  • Water Quality Improves in Tehran’s Southern Regions
    A water pipeline from Mamlou Treatment Plant in Pakdasht County (35 km southeast of Tehran) to Pishva County (45 km southeast of Tehran) was launched on Monday, managing director of Tehran Province...
  • The Thirsty Province
    Data released by the Drought Management Center at Iran's Meteorological Organization shows almost 80% of Isfahan Province is suffering from dry and disturbing conditions to varying degrees....
  • Zahedan Expands Desalination Capacity
    The fourth phase of Zahedan Water Desalination Plant in Sistan-Baluchestan Province will open soon, managing director of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said.  "Using reverse osmosis...

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