Water Crisis in Iran

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sustainable Water Resources Management Is Fundamental
    Lack of sustainable and long-term planning to combat water shortage can lead to serious consequences, the UNICEF representative to Iran said. “Located in an arid and semi-arid region, Iran has...
  • Drought and Groundwater Overdraft Problems Persist
    Iran is among the countries facing extreme water stress and the situation is very likely to deteriorate this summer due to low rainfall since the current water year (began Sept 2020), the chairman...
  • Bushehr Groundwater Crisis Worsens
    Low rainfall and excessive withdrawal from wells in Bushehr Province have almost wiped out groundwater resources in the southern region, deputy for conservation affairs at the Bushehr Regional...
  • $495m Invested in Water Projects in 3 Provinces
    Four water and wastewater projects worth $495 million were inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani via video conference on Tuesday in Tehran, Gilan and Qazvin provinces. The Tehran projects...
  • 850-Km Pipeline to Divert Water From Persian Gulf to Kerman, Yazd
    The second construction phase of a project to divert water from the Persian Gulf to Kerman and Yazd provinces went on stream on Sunday, the minister of industries, mining and trade said.  "The 850...
  • 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...

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