water shortage


  • Isa Kalantari 2017-09-14 02:12

    MP warns to seek answers from environment chief on GMOs, biodiversity

    TEHRAN — A parliamentarian has threatened to seek answers from the new environment chief regarding his recent controversial comments on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and biodiversity.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • First vice president Jahangiri (R) is shaking hand with the new chief of environment Kalantari with former environment chief Ebtekar standing in the background.  2017-08-16 01:52

    New environment chief warns of ‘disastrous’ water scarcity

    TEHRAN — Water scarcity is Iran’s major concern and the situation is ‘disastrous’, the newly-appointed environment chief Isa Kalantari said on Monday.

  • water shortage 2017-08-11 06:17

    Official reveals main reasons for Iran water crisis

    TEHRAN – The current water crisis in Iran is resulted from some specific reasons which are rooted in population growth and mismanagement, said the deputy energy minister for water resources planning.

  • Tekin 2017-07-12 20:37

    Water provides cooperation ground between Tehran, Ankara: envoy 

    TEHRAN – Ankara’s ambassador to Tehran said on Wednesday that water should be a matter of cooperation not discrepancy between Turkey and Iran provided that it is not addressed “emotionally”.  

  • water stress 2017-06-25 13:16

    Six metropolises, 289 cities facing water stress

    TEHRAN — Six metropolises of Isfahan, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Kerman, and Mashhad and 289 other cities in Iran are currently troubled with water stress, deputy energy minister said on Friday.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • Esther Kuisch Laroche 2017-05-03 17:55

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    We cannot afford to waste wastewater: UNESCO representative to Iran

    TEHRAN — “At the time when demand is growing and limited resources are increasingly stressed by over extraction, pollution and climate change, we simply cannot neglect the opportunities from improved wastewater management; we cannot afford to waste wastewater,” said UNESCO representative to Iran on Tuesday.

  • international conference on virtual water 2017-05-01 09:13

    Tehran conference highlights role of virtual water in water crisis management

    TEHRAN — The first international conference on virtual water highlighted the instrumental role of virtual water in managing water crisis both in Iran and worldwide.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-04-22 13:22

    Iranian scientist receives ASCE's prestigious Huber Prize

    Dr. Kaveh Madani, Centre for Environmental Policy, will receive the Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Light snow came down in Karaj, Alborz province, on March 24 (photo by Mohammad Mohsenifar/ Mehr) 2017-04-05 09:26

    Average precipitation almost at normal levels

    TEHRAN — Iran’s average precipitation has almost hit the normal levels since the beginning of the current water year (Sept. 22, 2016) up until April 2, director for drought and crisis management department of Iran’s Meteorological Organization said.