Water Crisis in Iran

  • Cloud Seeding Scheduled for Fall
    Cloud seeding programs are scheduled for the fall, head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center of Iran said. Since the beginning of the Persian New Year (March 20), there has been more...
  • New Power Plant in South Tehran
    The third steam unit of Parand Combined-Cycle Power Plant in south Tehran was connected to the national power network on Thursday, raising total production capacity to 83,800 megawatts, deputy...
  • Iran Rains Good for Zayandehroud Dam and River, But Not Enough
    Despite the good rainfall since the beginning of the current water year last September in some parts of Iran, Zayandehroud Dam is still 63% empty, the deputy for conservation and utilization at the...
  • Abfa Says Covid-19 No Threat to Water Resources
    There is currently no evidence that the coronavirus can penetrate and infect underground water resources, director of the Tehran-based National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (...
  • Tehran Wastewater Network Expanding
    President Hassan Rouhani will open three wastewater treatment plants in southwest and west of Tehran Province via video conference this week.  Built at a cost of $30 million, the projects will...
  • Iran: Dams 69% Full But Water Use Soaring
    Heavy rainfall since the beginning of the current water year last September and especially in the past several days has increased the volume of water stored in dams. According to news data from...
  • Less Rainfall Amid Rising Water Consumption in Iran
    Average rainfall in Iran since the beginning of the current water year (Sept 23, 2019) until April 1, 2020 shows a 38-millimeter decline compared to the same period last year. Rainfall in 192 days...
  • Precipitation Problems Persist in Iran
    Precipitation in Iran's six main catchment areas has decreased by 7% since the beginning of the current water year last September. According to a report by the Iran Water Resource Management...
  • Iran Energy Ministry Says Water Supply Safe
    Conventional water treatment methods (filtration and disinfection) used in drinking water networks across the country are functioning as designed and prevent all waterborne pathogens, head of the...
  • Abfa Wary of Rising Water Consumption
    Despite regular warnings from the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa), high water consumption continues unabated across provinces. Following outbreak of the...
  • Water Production Up 500,000 cm/d
    Water production in Tehran reached 17 million cubic meters per day between February 21 and March 1. According to ILNA, the figure shows a 3.5% rise (500,000 cubic meters/day) compared to same time...
  • Dams Built in Geographically Wrong Places
    Some dams in Iran have not been constructed in the right place, head of the Water Affairs Faculty at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province said. “Although dams like Karkheh on the...
  • Recycled Water Use Growing in Zanjan
    With completion of the first phase of the Zanjan Wastewater Treatment Plant, it now covers over 220,000 people in the northwestern city. Construction of the second phase started on Tuesday. When...
  • Water Pressure Problem Solved in Tehran
    After torrential rains in Tehran last week, potable water in Karaj and Latyan Dams became terribly muddy and water treatment plants stopped working for 14 hours, managing director of Tehran...
  • Tehran Water Crisis: More Rains But No Solace
    Higher precipitation in recent days has not defused Tehran’s water crisis that continues to worsen, head of the Base Studies Department in the provincial water company said. “Average rainfall in...
  • Need to Empower Watershed Management, Boost Spending
    The cost of managing watershed projects is much lower than the cost and damages inflicted by floods due to ignoring and delaying such projects, says a water expert at the Water, Environment and...
  • Rainfall Above Long-Term Average
    Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23) almost 140 millimeters of rain fell in Iran, 22% above the long-term average, head of Weather Forecasting Office at Iran's...
  • Utility Struggles to Cut Non-Revenue Water
    It is estimated that 600 million cubic meters of water is wasted in the country every year. From this colossal malfunction the loss of 153 mcm (non-revenue water) cannot be avoided, head of the...
  • Water Mismanagement
    From official reports it is apparent the water authorities have failed to manage consumption in the country over the past ten decades. The monstrous growth of cities and population explosion has...
  • Cloud Seeding Planned in 7 Provinces
    After a two-year delay, cloud seeding has been restored and new projects are planned in seven provinces, head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center of Iran said. Farid Golkar said the...
  • Underground Water Resources Crucial
    Underground water resources meet close to 57% of the domestic water demand from households, farming and industries. The balance (43%) comes from renewable resources. Approximately 65% of Iran’s...
  • Need to Reduce Water Evaporation in Iran Dams
    A whopping 3 billion cubic meters of water evaporates annually from dams nationwide, head of water technology development workgroup at the Presidential Office for Science and Technology said. “As...
  • Decrease in Caspian Water Level
    According to latest data from the Water Research Institute, the average water level in the Caspian Sea in the last water year (September 2018-19) dropped by 12 centimeters compared to the previous...
  • Millions Move Out as Water Crisis Deepens
    Dwindling underground water resources have forced 20 million people from small towns and villages to the countryside in the last two decades, deputy head of the Underground Water Resources...
  • Rewriting Water Management in Iran
    Efficient management of demand and developing effective resource management techniques (compared to water transfer projects) would be more practical in addressing water crisis, but in practice have...

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