groundwater resources

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  • 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.

  • Route unveiled to lead sightseers to Yazd’s beating heart 2022-05-24 19:28

    Route unveiled to lead sightseers to Yazd’s beating heart

    TEHRAN – On Monday, tourism authorities of Yazd, which its historical core gains UNESCO status, unveiled a new route to lead sightseers to the beating heart of the Iranian oasis city.

  • Dam reservoirs drop by 12% 2022-04-17 18:46

    Dam reservoirs shrink by 12%

    TEHRAN – The total volume of water in dam reservoirs is estimated at about 26.1 billion cubic meters since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021), showing a 12 percent decrease compared to the same period last year.

  • Optimal cultivation key to preserve water resources 2021-12-14 16:58

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Optimal cultivation key to preserve water resources

    TEHRAN – Iran has been grappling with water stress since 2006 and the situation is forecast to be exacerbated by the next 15 years while reforming the irrigation method from traditional to modern will reduce water consumption and waste at least by half.

  • From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought 2021-09-05 18:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From nanotechnology to solar power: solutions to drought

    TEHRAN – While the drought has intensified in Iran and the country is facing water stress, various solutions from the use of solar power plants to the expansion of watershed management and nanotechnology are offered by experts and officials.

  • Saving karst aquifers vital to survive drought 2021-08-09 21:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Saving karst aquifers vital to survive drought

    TEHRAN – While the country is dealing with severe drought due to improper withdrawal of groundwater and low rainfall, karst water resources can supply the whole water needed by the country, only if managed.

  • Environment missing from presidential debates 2021-06-07 17:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environment missing from presidential debates

    TEHRAN – Low rainfall and water scarcity are among the major environmental issues that Iran has been dealing with throughout history. However, all the seven presidential candidates for the upcoming elections have missed out on environmental issues in their debates.

  • ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment 2021/05/31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment

    TEHRAN – Geologists call subsidence a “silent earthquake” because an earthquake is instantaneous and its effects are visible at the same time, but subsidence is the cause of environmental depletion and its impact appears gradually; which is getting a big threat in the country.

  • If our hearts beat for Iran, we must cherish water 2021-05-19 17:20

    By M.A. Saki

    If our hearts beat for Iran, we must cherish water

    Water scarcity and low precipitation are not important still for a considerable segment of the Iranian population, particularly the farmers and those who live in urban areas.

  • Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis 2021-05-01 17:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis

    TEHRAN – A recent report by Nature Scientific Journal on Iran’s water crisis indicates that from 2002 to 2015, over 74 billion cubic meters have been extracted from aquifers, which is unprecedented and its revival takes thousands of years along with urgent action.

  • 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.

  • ‘Miankaleh peninsula under serious threats’ 2019-08-14 17:24

    ‘Miankaleh peninsula under serious threats’

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh peninsula may not be disappearing, but the lack of fresh water resources makes is highly vulnerable and at risk, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, deputy director for the natural habitat and environment affairs at the Department of Environment has warned.

  • 11m ha of plains require aquifer, watershed management 2019-06-15 21:43

    11m ha of plains require aquifer, watershed management

    TEHRAN – Some 11 million hectares of the country’s plains need watershed and aquifer management plans, so they must be prepared in this regard, director of watershed management at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • 18 densely populated provinces threatened by land subsidence, study reveals 2019-06-08 19:44

    18 densely populated provinces threatened by land subsidence, study reveals

    TEHRAN – According to a study carried out by the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Research Center, some 18 densely populated provinces are vastly subsiding and consequently become increasingly vulnerable to flooding and natural incidents as well as bearing huge infrastructure damage.

  • 50bcm of groundwater withdrawn annually in Iran 2019-06-04 12:04

    50bcm of groundwater withdrawn annually in Iran

    TEHRAN – An annual amount of 50 billion cubic meters of groundwater resources are withdrawn to supply agricultural, industrial as well as drinking water in Iran, a researcher in the field of water resources has stated.

  • Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues 2019-05-14 22:02

    Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Norway’s ambassador to Iran, Lars Nordum, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues during a meeting held on Monday.