drought-ridden Iran

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  • Drought expected to persist during cold season 2022-12-23 18:47

    Drought expected to persist during cold season

    TEHRAN – No end to the drought is in sight over the cold season, according to a winter forecast by Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management.

  • Water-intensive industries should use wastewater to contain drought 2022/08/13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water-intensive industries should use wastewater to contain drought

    TEHRAN – In order to prevent soil erosion and water stress, industries should give more attention to watershed management, dredging and runoff control, new irrigation methods, and wastewater treatment.

  • One step to water crisis 2022/07/02

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    One step to water crisis

    TEHRAN – If a country has more than 1,700 cubic meters of water per person per year, there is no water shortage, but the upward trend of rainfall shortage surpassed the standard rate and if it declines more, we are one step away from a water crisis.

  • Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050 2022-06-17 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050

    TEHRAN – The United Nations has warned that droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050.

  • Drought causes $107m damage to environment 2022-05-08 18:34

    Drought causes $107m damage to environment

    TEHRAN – Drought has so far incurred a loss of 28 trillion rials (about $107 million) to the environment, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years 2021-05-26 16:43

    More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years

    TEHRAN – According to the World Meteorological Organization's multiannual forecast, in the next five years, Iran’s average rainfall will decline by 75 percent, and the temperature rises by 50-75 percent compared to the long-term average.

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020/09/20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.