• Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief 2018-04-12 12:09

    Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief

    TEHRAN – The country is facing a serious water shortage, said Isa Kalantari, the chief of the Department of Environment.

  • منابع آبی اهر 2018-03-03 11:31

    By M.A. Saki

    Water conservation is a must not a choice

    The Supreme Council of Water regularly holds sessions. It held its latest meeting on Feb. 5. The session, chaired by Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, was attended by the ministers of energy, agriculture, industry, and director of the Environmental Protection Organization.

  • Photo by Akbar Tavakoli 2018-02-17 19:43

    Spring rainfalls to exceed normal average: academic

    TEHRAN – Meteorological patterns demonstrate that the country will receive appropriate amounts of rainfall in the upcoming spring and it will compensate for the lack of precipitation in autumn and winter, said the eminent meteorology professor Hossein Ardakani.

  • heavy snow in Tehran 2018-01-30 20:48

    Believe it, we are water-bankrupt, says deputy environment chief

    TEHRAN – “I don’t know how to put this into words: we are living in a dry region, we are water-bankrupt and we should change our water consumption pattern accordingly,” deputy environment chief for human environment has said.

  • Why Iran is facing decreased rainfall? 2018-01-15 08:41

    Why Iran is facing decreased rainfall?

    TEHRAN — It is all over the news in Iranian media. Iran is unprecedentedly suffering from low precipitation and experiencing a prolonged drought.

  • Zayanderud river 2018-01-12 10:06

    Special working group to study reviving Zayanderud river

    TEHRAN – A special working group tasked with studying ways for reviving Zayanderud river and also addressing Isfahan province’s water shortage will be established by Ministry of Energy, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

  • The red and dark red regions indicated on the map are suffering from severe and extreme drought spells. 2018-01-08 09:01

    96% of Iran experiencing prolonged drought: official

    TEHRAN – Nearly 96 percent of Iran’s total area is suffering from different levels of prolonged drought, the director for drought and crisis management department of Iran’s Meteorological Organization said.

  • Two girls are walking towards Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz on a rainy day in February 2017. 2017-11-29 07:13

    Iran’s long-term precipitations drop by third

    TEHRAN — Iran’s precipitation levels pertaining to the current water year, starting on September 23, have fallen by 31 percent compared to the long-term mean.

  • Downpour in northern Iran 2017-10-04 15:33

    Downpour in northern Iran amid drought forecast for southwest

    TEHRAN — While Iran’s Climatological Research Institute has projected drought for six southwestern provinces for the current water year, starting on September 23, torrential rain has shut down schools in Ramsar, northern province of Mazandaran.

  • 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.

  • Somalia 2017-03-06 02:37

    By Amanda Erickson

    In Somalia, a drought killed 110 people in just 48 hours

    The signs of crisis are everywhere. Each day, thousands flood the capital in search of food. More than 7,000 internally displaced people sought help from one feeding center in just a day, a level of demand the center cannot possibly meet.