Water Crisis in Iran

  • Studies on Oman Sea Water Transfer Complete
    Studies to transfer water from the Sea of Oman to three eastern provinces in Iran have been completed and Tabesh Company has started the executive work, head of the company said.  Extraction,...
  • Water Tension Likely to Worsen
    At least 200 big cities small towns are expected to face severe water tension between June and September, the deputy for supervisory affairs at the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company...
  • New Move to Secure Iran’s Share of Helmand Water
    Iran and Afghanistan signed an agreement in Zabol in southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province on Tuesday to reconfirm Iran’s full share of water from Hirmand (aka Helmand) River after half a...
  • Plan to Divert Water From Sea of Oman to South Khorasan
    With completion of water transfer from the Persian Gulf to Kerman Province, plans are underway to supply water from the southeast region to South Khorasan Province, the representative of Nehbandan...
  • Tehran Water Reclamation Capacity to Reach 442 mcm
    The Firouz Bahram Wastewater Treatment Plant at the southwestern tip of Tehran will raise yearly water reclamation capacity by nearly 76%, head of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said...
  • Tehran Municipality Obliged to Use Only Recycled Water for Greenspaces
    To help reduce water use from depleting ground resources, as of March Tehran Water and Wastewater Company will supply Tehran Municipality 40 million cubic meters of treated wastewater a year for...
  • Tehran Wastewater Network to Be Complete in 2022
    Tehran wastewater network is 90% compete and will come online in 2022 to enhance water quality and quantity in the capital, executive director of the project said. “Of the 9,000 km wastewater...
  • Water Supplied to 8 Million Rural Population in 7 Years
    With the launch of water supply projects to 137 villages in Markazi and Fars provinces on Tuesday, the number villages with piped water has surpassed 12,100, the energy minister said. In the past...
  • Semnan Water Problems Persist
    The level of groundwater resources in Semnan Province on average drops annually by 60 centimeters posing an existential threat to the water resources of the province, managing director of the...
  • Smart Meters Cut Water Use in South Khorasan
    Equipping water wells with smart meters helped save more than 111 million cubic meters of water in the agro sector in South Khorasan Province in the past year, deputy of protection and operation...
  • Future of Kerman Water Project Uncertain
    A water supply tunnel project in southern Kerman Province has been halted by judicial order, the provincial governor general said. “The project to transfer drinking water from Safaroud Dam in...
  • 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...

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