water scarcity

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  • Thirsty Iran faced with scorching summer 2021-07-05 16:28

    By Sadeq Lavasani

    Thirsty Iran faced with scorching summer

    Iran is ranked among the world’s arid countries with its annual precipitation levels at about one-third of the global average. But this year, significantly lower rainfall means the country is experiencing one of its driest years, if not the driest, in several decades.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces 2021-05-18 18:42

    National campaign to ease water stress in 4 provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the fourth time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four drought-ridden provinces of the country.

  • 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.

  • Ground broken on new development for UNESCO-tagged qanat 2021-01-09 20:10

    Ground broken on new development for UNESCO-tagged qanat

    TEHRAN - Construction of a reserve reservoir for a UNESCO-registered qanat was officially begun on Thursday in Baghestan, a town in Ferdows county of Iran’s South Khorasan province.

  • Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment? 2020-11-07 18:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment?

    TEHRAN – Iran inaugurated the first phase of a major water desalination and transfer project on Thursday aiming at alleviating and even meeting the urgent need of central arid areas for water, however, is it really beneficial, or is going to incur irreparable losses to the environment?

  • Centuries-old watermill in Tehran being restored for tourism 2020-09-20 23:18

    Centuries-old watermill in Tehran being restored for tourism

    TEHRAN – A centuries-old watermill, which is of high importance when it comes to the history of agriculture in southwest Tehran, is being restored to attain its former glory, and to be a tourist destination in a semi-arid landscape.

  • 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.

  • Water donation campaign to help ease drought in four 2020-09-02 17:12

    Water donation campaign to help ease drought in four

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the third time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four provinces of the country. The long-standing 20-year-old drought in the region is forcing many to have to provide their water from tank trucks delivering water to the areas.

  • Qanat is a gently sloping subterranean canal, which taps a water-bearing zone at a higher elevation than cultivated lands. 2020-07-13 19:30

    Aqueduct heritage in west-central Iran ‘very complex and interesting’, senior archaeologist says

    TEHRAN – The ruins of some 100 qanats (subterranean aqueducts), which are stretched beneath the Buin Zahra plain, west-central Iran, along with their associated cultural heritage are “very complex and interesting”, a senior Iranian archaeologist has said.

  • ‘World’s longest qanat’ under restoration in central Iran 2020-04-26 17:05

    ‘World’s longest qanat’ under restoration in central Iran

    TEHRAN – A restoration project has been commenced on sections of Zarch Qanat in central Iran, which had been harmed by recent flash floods. Widely known as the world’s longest subterranean aqueduct, the qanat is stretched some 80 km across Yazd province.

  • 4,000 in drought-ridden areas provided with social services 2019-09-17 19:29

    4,000 in drought-ridden areas provided with social services

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has dispatched volunteer teams to provide social services to the people residing in drought-stricken provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, South Khorasan and Hormozgan, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Water donation campaign aims to ease drought in 4 provinces 2019-07-27 17:37

    Water donation campaign aims to ease drought in 4 provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the second time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four provinces of the country.

  • Is inter-basin water transfer a remedy to quench dry lands?  2019/06/18

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    Is inter-basin water transfer a remedy to quench dry lands? 

    TEHRAN —Inter-basin water transfer or trans-basin diversion -man-made conveyance schemes which move water from one basin where it is available, to another basin where water is less available- is frequently referred to as an option to alleviate water scarcity in arid provinces of the country.

  • FB-2 2019-05-07 22:10

    ‘Water shortage not a concern for Tehraners this summer’

    TEHRAN – Tehran's water resources condition has improved significantly due to recent rainfalls during the current water year (started September 23, 2018), so that water shortage in summer should be of no concern to the citizens, deputy director at Tehran Water and Wastewater Company has said.

  • Wetter-than-normal year not to make up for prolonged drought 2019-04-17 22:58

    Wetter-than-normal year not to make up for prolonged drought

    TEHRAN – Hassan Sasani, an official with Isfahan regional water company, emphasized the urgency to tackle water scarcity in central parts of the country, noting that longstanding drought will not be eased by a year of above-normal precipitations.

  • Qanat, a solution to water scarcity? 2019-03-03 21:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Qanat, a solution to water scarcity?

    For many years, the country has been suffering from droughts and lack of water resources; wetlands, rivers, lakes and open drains have dried up gradually. While experts believe that the current water scarcity is due to poor water management policies, do qanats give us the right policy?

  • ‘Water transfer from Caspian Sea not economically efficient’ 2019-02-26 10:16

    ‘Water transfer from Caspian Sea not economically justifiable’

    TEHRAN – Water transfer from the Caspian Sea in northern Iran to the drought-stricken central provinces brings heavy economic burden to the country, regardless of posing probable damages to the environment, former deputy Department of Environment (DOE) chief has said.

  • Iran, Germany to enhance agricultural development co-op 2019-01-23 21:37

    Iran, Germany to enhance agricultural development co-op

    TEHRAN – A project on sustainable development of agriculture in Varamin county, southeast of Tehran, is piloted in a collaborative initiative between Sharif University of Technology and University of Stuttgart.

  • 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.