Water Crisis in Iran

  • Shahroud Dam About Half Empty
    Mojen Dam in Shahroud County, Semnan Province, which overflowed two years ago due to good rainfall in the region, is currently about half empty. The dam has a capacity to hold 4.8 million cubic...
  • Khuzestan Water Crisis Worsens
    Water stored in Khuzestan Province’s dams has dwindled by a massive 5 billion cubic meters compared to a year ago, the head of Provincial Water and Electricity Company said. “Karkheh and Dez dams...
  • Smart Meters Help Curb Water Consumption in Zanjan
    Transforming traditional wells into smart wells in Zanjan Province has helped reduce the extraction of underground water, the head of the provincial water company said. “There are 13,000...
  • Comprehensive Studies Needed on Trans-Boundary Water Resources
    The lack of comprehensive studies on cross-border water resources is striking, secretary for economic and financial affairs in the National Committee of Big Dams said. “The Energy Ministry has...
  • Water Rationing Not an Option in Tehran
    There are no plans to announce restrictions on water use this summer in Tehran Province, the head of Tehran Water and Wastewater Company said. "The company has forecast water consumption to soar...
  • Power Plant in Mazandaran Replaces Groundwater With Desalinated Water
    The desalination unit of Shahid Salimi (Neka) Power Plant in Mazandaran Province was launched on Tuesday to help reduce the use of depleting groundwater resources. Constructed by domestic...
  • Water Level in Iranian Dams Decrease by 30 Percent YOY
    Since the beginning of the current water year (September 2020), the level of water in dams across Iran has declined by 30% year-on-year. Currently, dams in the country have 28.01 billion cubic...
  • Water Shortage in Kermanshah Villages
    A 70% decline in surface water resources of Kermanshah Province, which is the main source of drinking water supply to rural areas, has caused serious shortage of water in several villages, managing...
  • 15 Water, Wastewater Projects Come on Stream in Yazd
    Fifteen water and wastewater projects costing $34 million were inaugurated in Yazd Province on Tuesday. Four water and wastewater projects became operational in Bafq County in the central province...
  • 4 Water Tech Projects Launched
    Four projects have been initiated by Iran's Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology to improve water resources and consumption management. Vice President Sorena Sattari provided a...
  • Water Projects Launched in Western Provinces
    Two water projects were inaugurated in Ilam and Kermanshah provinces in western Iran on Thursday. Konjancham Dam in Mehran County, Ilam Province, was launched to help irrigate 2,750 hectares of...
  • Drought Inflicts Losses Worth $2.7 Billion on Agro Sector
    Drought has inflicted 670 trillion rials ($2.79 billion) worth of losses on Iran’s agriculture sector since the beginning of the current crop year.  According to Mohammad Mousavi, an official with...
  • Afghanistan Not Respecting Iran’s Legal Water Rights
    Since the beginning of the current water year (started Sept. 22, 2020) Iran has not received its fair share of water from Hirmand (known as Helmand in Afghanistan) River as per an agreement it had...
  • Water Stress Getting Worse
    At least 210 cities will encounter heightened water tension between June and September, director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa) said. “In 7,000 rural...
  • DoE Head: 2 Ministries Causing Environmental Damage
    Iran's once rich ecosystem has become a victim of ill-advised and harmful decisions in the past four decades and those in charge must be held accountable for the devastation of natural resources,...
  • ‘Water Bankruptcy’ Is Here
    Challenges in the face of water shortages in Iran have been long dubbed as a major crisis but the reality is that the country now is on the verge of water bankruptcy, the chairman of the Technical...
  • Steelmaker in Isfahan Says Giving Priority to Wastewater Treatment
    Isfahan Steel Company, Iran's biggest producer of structural steel, signed a $30 million agreement Thursday with state-owned Isfahan Province Water and Wastewater Company (a subsidiary of the...
  • Mazandaran Optimizing Wastewater Treatment
    The second phase of a wastewater development plan has become operational in the capital city Sari, Mazandaran Province, head of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said. “Sewage processing...
  • Water Crisis for Khuzestan Farmers Looks More Scary
    No new water contracts will be signed with farmers in the north of Khuzestan Province in the remaining spring season and in summer because of the worsening water crisis, director of Khuzestan Water...
  • New Dams in Bushehr to Help Store Surface Runoff
    Two dams were built in southern Bushehr Province in eight years and six more are under construction. Bushehr lacks efficient infrastructure to collect and conserve surface runoff after rainstorms...
  • First Water Market Planned in Khorasan
    The first water market pilot scheme in Iran is planned in some regions, namely Khorasan Razavi Province, in summer and will be expanded if the results are positive, director of the National Water...
  • Dry Sistan-Baluchestan Is Digging Deeper for Water
    A deep water well with a depth of 3,000 meters has been drilled in Sistan-Baluchestan Province and another is being drilled, a Zabol lawmaker said. “Fifteen such wells will be drilled in the...
  • Urmia Lake Water Level Is Declining Again: ULRP
    The water level in Iran’s largest inland body of water (Lake Urmia) which was showed marked improvement in 2020, is falling, head of the Urmia Lake Restoration Project said.  “The current slump in...
  • Zahedan Expands Desalination
    The fourth unit of Zahedan Water Desalination Plant in Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, was inaugurated Tuesday, managing director of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said.  "Using...
  • Isfahan Cannot Solve Its Water Problem
    Isfahan Province has been suffering from drought for years. It is facing new problems this year due to decline in precipitation that has resulted in further reduction of surface water and...

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