Water Crisis in Iran

  • 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...
  • Renewed Action Against Tehran Illegal Water Wells
    As the water shortages worsen, 272 illegal water wells were sealed in the past three months in Tehran Province, the deputy for operations at the Tehran Regional Water Company said. “Due to the...
  • Qanats Are Indispensable for Yazd
    Of the 6,500 qanats in Yazd Province 3,870 are no more usable, the provincial head of technical affairs department of the Agricultural Jihad Organization, affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture...
  • Water Storage and Consumption Update
    Water consumption in Iran has increased by 11% since the beginning of the fiscal year (March 20) compared to the same period last year. Water stored in dams has decreased by 5% in comparison with...
  • Isfahan Steelmaker Wakes Up to Worsening Water Crisis
    To reduce demand for fresh water in the arid province of Isfahan, an agreement was signed on Tuesday between the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa) and Isfahan Steel...
  • TPWWC: Tehran Districts to Have Own Sewage Treatment Plants
    Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company plans to build wastewater treatment plants in some districts, the managing director said. “A memorandum of understanding was signed with the Tehran...
  • Abfa: Wet Spells No Respite for Mounting Water Tension
    Fifteen wet months helped eased the water tension to some extent, but the respite will not last long, director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa) said. “Iran...
  • Tehran Water Use Alarming
    Daily water consumption in Tehran has reached 3.6 million cubic meters that is unprecedented in the history of the metropolis, managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company said...
  • Water Problem in Ahvaz Area Resolved
    The first phase of a long-awaited project to divert water from Karoun River to Gheyzaniyeh rural district in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province has come on stream, a deputy head of the provincial Rural...
  • Plains Running Out of Fossil Water
    Estimates show Iran holds 500 billion cubic meters of fossil water, of which 300 bcm is fresh water. Of the total volume of fresh water (300 bcm), close to 170 bcm has been consumed (the rest is...
  • Rains Fill Up Most Dams
    Higher precipitation in recent weeks has filled 70% of the capacity of dams in Iran, the Energy Minister said. Dams collectively can hold over 50 billion cubic meters of water. Now 35 bcm is...
  • Chronic Water Shortage Pushing People Over the Edge
    Construction of a 50-kilometer pipeline from Karoun River to Gheyzaniyeh district in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, will end in June, a deputy head of provincial Rural Water and Wastewater Company said...
  • Is Water Market a Panacea?
    Geological studies show water shortages in Iran will get worse due to waste and rising consumption. How to manage the rapidly dwindling resource has become a nightmare for policymakers and urban...
  • Study Reveals Substantial Caspian Sea Water Loss
    Water loss in the earth's largest inland body of water has worsened substantially since 1995 and is expected to continue in the foreseeable future due to rising temperatures associated with climate...
  • Tehran Water Authority Strives to Control, Prevent Land Subsidence
    Projects are underway in Tehran to help get out of the critical conditions it is facing due to land subsidence,  director of Tehran Regional Water Company said. The projects include construction...
  • Alborz Province Has a Water Problem
    Mass emigration, low precipitation and illegal water withdrawal from depleting underground water resources have contributed dangerously to water shortages in Alborz Province, head of the provincial...
  • Water Paucity Brings Farm Crisis to Sistan-Baluchestan
    Low precipitation in Sistan-Baluchestan Province in the last eight months is posing new challenges to agribusiness in the dry region, a lawmaker from Zabol said. “Rain fed agriculture is out of...
  • Plains Run Dry
    Despite the good rains since last year, 75% of the country's plains remain dry, director general of water conservation affairs at Iran Water Resources Management Company said. "The impact of...
  • 2 Water Projects to Boost Ilam Farming and Industries
    Two water projects were inaugurated Thursday in western Ilam Province to improve water supply for the region’s agriculture and industries. Shohadaye Ilam Dam, situated on Galal River, was launched...
  • Declining Caspian Sea Level Cause for Alarm
    Mega structures being developed by the Caspian Sea littoral states (Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) on the tributaries of the sea will substantially decrease water inflow...

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