water scarcity

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  • Expert predicts Iran to meet period of wet spells 2019-01-08 09:52

    Expert predicts Iran to meet period of wet spells

    TEHRAN – Statistics show that Iran’s weather patterns are changing toward entering a period of consecutive rainy days, but given the country’s climate characteristic constantly experiencing intense wet and dry spells, it is necessary to prevent high water consumption, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-12-27 10:15

    Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland has been suffering water scarcity in recent years, which posed a threat to bird migration, while recent autumnal rainfall led to migratory birds flying over the area again to stay in the cold season.

  • Graywater reuse, sustainable solution to water scarcity 2018-12-09 21:45

    Graywater reuse, a sustainable solution to water scarcity

    TEHRAN – While graywater is being reused in many countries as a solution to minimize the deficit between demand and supply of water, it has not been yet operational in Iran due to high costs of wastewater treatment and a lack of proper equipment, an official with the Water and Wastewater Company affiliated to the Ministry of Energy has said.

  • Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf 2018-10-03 17:32

    Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — With regard to the environmental conditions of the Persian Gulf, the Department of Environment (DOE) has taken a firm stand against water transfer from this body of water, deputy environment chief, Masoud Tajrishi, has said.

  • Pakistan dam 2018-09-13 02:24

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    To tackle water scarcity, Pakistanis crowdsourcing a mammoth dam project

    TEHRAN - According to a recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan ranks among the top three countries with acute water scarcity. UN agencies like United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) have also sounded alarm bells that Pakistan, which has the world’s fourth-largest rate of water usage, might run entirely dry by 2025.

  • ‘There is a need to reform water policies’ 2018-08-17 20:43

    ‘There is a need to reform water policies’

    TEHRAN — There is a need to make changes to general water policies so that they are run in a more effective way, an environmental official has said.

  • Telling people the truth about water problemaa must: DOE chief 2018-08-11 09:06

    Telling people the truth about water problem a must: DOE chief

    TEHRAN – The chief of the Department of Environment Issa Kalantari has said that the government must tell the people the truth about water shortage as a serious challenge the country is facing.

  • irrigation 2018-07-22 09:14

    Irrigation of Tehran’s green spaces limited: councilor

    TEHRAN - Tehran city councilor Nahid Khodakarami announced a ban on irrigating Tehran's green spaces from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., YJC reported on Friday.

  • Tehran councilor proposes to set up ‘water entity’ 2018-07-18 21:30

    Tehran councilor proposes to set up ‘water entity’

    TEHRAN — Tehran city councilor Zahra Nejad Bahram has proposed establishment of an institute especially to address water scarcity problem in the metropolis.

  • Iran water scarcity to resolve 2018-07-11 09:17

    Expert believes Iran’s water shortage can be tackled

    TEHRAN — While water scarcity has become a serious issue in Iran, it is still possible to tackle it, an Iranian professor of cross-cultural environment management at the Phoenix University has said.

  • Ghadir water project is underway in southwestern province of Khuzestan to resolve water scarcity and increased salinity of municipal water in the province. 2018-07-02 18:24

    Khuzestan water crisis said to be settled by July 6

    TEHRAN — Iranian officials have pledged to resolve water scarcity and increased salinity of municipal water in the southwestern province of Khuzestan by July 6.