underground water

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 50bcm of groundwater withdrawn annually in Iran 2019-06-04 12:04

    50bcm of groundwater withdrawn annually in Iran

    TEHRAN – An annual amount of 50 billion cubic meters of groundwater resources are withdrawn to supply agricultural, industrial as well as drinking water in Iran, a researcher in the field of water resources has stated.

  • Land subsidence threatening the capital 2019-03-05 11:57

    By Mina Izadi

    Land subsidence threatening the capital

    TEHRAN - Sinkholes and fissures opening up the earth are gradually encircling Iran's capital city, threatening local infrastructure and people's homes.

  • Recent heavy rainfall not to compensate for water scarcity 2018-11-14 20:52

    ‘Recent heavy rainfall not to compensate for water scarcity’

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of autumn, the country has been poured with rain, experiencing a 14 millimeters increase compared to the long-term average, nevertheless the water scarcity or the severe drop in groundwater resources are not compensated, director for drought and crisis management department at Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • Tehran refinery oil leak contaminates groundwater resources 2018-08-11 17:46

    Tehran refinery oil leak contaminates groundwater resources

    TEHRAN — Oil leak from Tondgouyan refinery, southern Tehran, to nearby groundwater resources used for irrigation has contaminated the water and caused it to become unsafe and unfit for human use.

  • ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’ 2018-07-28 08:48

    ‘Iran’s renewable water resources decreased by 25% in 5 decades’

    TEHRAN — Renewable water resources has drastically decreased to less than 100 billion cubic meters from 132 bcm over the past 50 years, environmental official Mohammad Mojabi has said.

  • 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.