Water Crisis in Iran

  • Iran Dams Are Emptying, Again
    The amount of water stored in dams has dwindled by 9% between May 22 and June 22. Dams across the country held 40.6 billion cubic meters of water in May, but the level fell to 37.3 bcm in June,...
  • Kerman Water Project Near Completion
    The project to transfer drinking water from Safa Rud Dam to Kerman City in southern Kerman Province will be completed in two weeks, managing director of Kerman Regional Water Company said. “...
  • Water Level Rising in Urmia Lake
    Around 2.46 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province into Lake Urmia since the beginning of the current water year (last September), managing director...
  • 28m People in Water-Stressed Regions
    Over 28 million people in Iran (about a third of the population) are living in water-stressed regions. Although this is still a large number causing serious concern, it has decreased by nearly 6.4...
  • Knowledge-Based Start-Ups Help Assuage Water Problems
    Iran has great potential for leading the water sector entrepreneurship in the region, co-director of Cewas, a Swiss non-profit association involved in improving business practices in water and...
  • Tehran Water Consumption Breaks Record
    Tehran recorded the highest daily water consumption in its history last Friday, the managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company said. "Water consumption in the megacity...
  • Dilemma of Illegal Water Wells
    One major issue in water management in Iran is the exploitation of groundwater resources, and an important measure taken in this regard is the unending struggle against illegal water wells.  The...
  • The government is now confident that transferring water from the Caspian Sea to Semnan Province is the best alternative to help fight drought in the central plateau, the managing director of Iran...
  • Major Water, Power Projects Underway in Fars Province
    Twelve power, water and wastewater projects (at a cost of $270 million) were launched during Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian’s visit to different cities of Fars Province. “An additional 386...
  • Sardasht Hydroelectric Power Plant to Add 150 MW to Nat’l Grid
    The first unit of Sardasht Hydroelectric Power Plant in Sardasht County, West Azarbaijan Province, will go on stream by the weekend, the managing director of Iran Water and Power Resources...
  • No Respite for Sistan-Baluchestan Despite High Precipitation
    Despite the fact that dams and Chah-Nimeh water reservoirs are full, residents in Sistan-Baluchestan Province are still suffering from the shortage of safe drinking water supply, the provincial...
  • Tehran Wastewater Network Awaiting Funds
    An estimated $2 billion have been spent on Tehran’s wastewater network development plan since 1995, the head of provincial wastewater company said. "The venture has totally registered a work-in-...
  • 220 Wastewater Treatment Plants Operational Nationwide
    A wastewater treatment plant in Mahmoudabad Nemouneh City in Qazvin Province was launched on Sunday in the presence of Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian. Completed at a cost of $7.2 million, the...
  • Iran: No Water Rationing in Summer Nationwide
    There are no plans to announce restrictions on water use this summer, head of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said Wednesday. "The company has forecast water consumption to...
  • Iran: Reviving Qanats Amid Worsening Water Crisis
    Rehabilitation of qanats should be put on the agenda and the issue, unlike in the past, has drawn the attention of the Energy Ministry, the agriculture minister said Tuesday. “The government is...
  • Running Out of Water
    Water-intensive lifestyle, lack of long-term plans to efficiently use the limited water resources, inadequate investment to develop water infrastructure and sacrificing national interest at the...
  • Tehran Water Consumption Soaring
    Water consumption in Tehran surged by 5% in the past three months (March 21 to June 21) compared to the corresponding period last year, the managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater...
  • Alternative Ways to Provide Water to Mobarakeh Steel Co.
    The project to transfer wastewater from nine counties in Isfahan Province to Mobarakeh Steel Company -- Iran's biggest steelmaker located in the same province -- was launched on Friday. "A...
  • Treated Wastewater to Help Save Underground Resources
    Completing South Tehran Wastewater Treatment Complex will help save at least 300 million liters of water a year that is extracted from underground resources to water urban green spaces, the head of...
  • Changing Water Consumption Patterns Crucial
    Water issues (including scarcity of drinking water, poor infrastructure, floods and droughts) are crucial in developing nations like Iran.  Japan's Ambassador Mitsugu Saito made the statement...
  • Desalination Responding to Water Deficit in Iran's Northern, Southern Regions
    As per the Sixth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2017-22), 30% of potable water in northern and southern coastal regions in Iran should be supplied by desalination units, a deputy at the...
  • Yazd Rural Water Infrastructure Expanding
    Yazd rural water supply network is expanding as close to 72,000 residents in 135 small towns around the province have been provided water during the past six months, managing director of the...
  • Advanced Desalination System for Rural Area in Khuzestan
    The first electrodialysis (ED) system to improve the quality of drinking water was launched in Shahid Beheshti Village of Shush County in southwestern Khuzestan Province. The vice-president for...
  • Alarming Trend in Groundwater Use
    Every year 50 billion cubic meters of water is extracted from groundwater sources in Iran, a water expert said. Noting that groundwater resources are valuable as reserves formed over long years,...
  • Despite More Water in Tehran Dams: Complacency Could Be Hazardous
    The five dams supplying water to Tehran have more water compared to the previous years; however, as the capacity of surface water pipelines is limited due to seepage and rusting infrastructure,...

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