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  • Water donation campaign to begin within days 2022-08-03 17:01

    Water donation campaign to begin within days

    TEHRAN – A water donation campaign will be launched in the next few days aiming to supply water and provide healthcare services to people in drought-affected areas, Vahid Salimi, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s Volunteers Organization, has said.

  • 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.

  • Tehran asks Kabul to be committed to water treaty 2022-06-24 16:30

    Tehran asks Kabul to be committed to water treaty

    TEHRAN – Iran has asked Afghanistan to be committed to the 1973 Helmand River Water Treaty, according to which Iran should receive 820 million cubic meters of water from the Helmand River.

  • Archaeologist underlines safeguarding ‘masterpiece’ of water management in southern Iran 2022-05-10 21:15

    Archaeologist underlines safeguarding ‘masterpiece’ of water management in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian archaeologist Hamidreza Karami has emphasized the need for the proper protection of what he called a “masterpiece” of water management in southern Iran.

  • Kazemi Qomi 2022-04-03 21:25

    Special envoy: Taliban agrees to honor Iran’s water rights

    TEHRAN — Talks with Kabul's delegation regarding the Iran-Afghanistan water rights agreement were positive, Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan has said, Tasnim reported on Sunday.

  • Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’ 2022-02-06 18:14

    Conference discusses qanat as ‘enduring heritage of Iranians’

    TEHRAN – A host of experts in the Persian qanat system started discussing ways to preserve the time-honored heritage during a three-day conference kicked off on Saturday in Kerman province.

  • Exceptional water reservoir undergoes urgent restoration 2022-01-01 21:00

    Exceptional water reservoir undergoes urgent restoration

    TEHRAN – Cultural heritage experts have commenced an urgent restoration project on an exceptional Ab-Anbar in central Iran. The underground water reservoir is of high importance in the realm of traditional Persian architecture as it is surmounted by seven mudbrick wind towers.

  • MP 2021-12-08 23:14

    MP presents strategies to overcome water shortage

    TEHRAN - To overcome the water shortage in the country, a member of the Agriculture and Environment Committee of the Parliament has said it is necessary to transfer of water-intensive industries to water-rich areas, transfer seawater instead of transferring water from one region to another and to take water diplomacy seriously.

  • Sadegh Khalilian 2021-12-07 21:21

    Khuzestan governor proposes transfer of water-intensive industries to southern coasts

    TEHRAN - Writing an article in the Iran newspaper on Monday, the governor of the southwestern province of Khuzestan proposes an array of solutions to deal with water shortage and droughts.

  • Discover subterranean watermills in oasis city 2021-12-04 18:37

    Discover subterranean watermills in oasis city

    TEHRAN - On the margins of a harsh desert in central Iran, lies the ancient city of Meybod, which has long been home to underground watermills.

  • Raisi 2021-11-22 21:35

    Raisi tasks all relevant bodies to find solution to water shortage

    TEHRAN — President Ebrahim Raisi said on Sunday that it is not just the duty of the Energy Ministry to find a solution to problems resulting from water shortage and drought, noting all relevant bodies have a duty to find a solution to the issue through consultation with scientific centers.

  • 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.

  • Water donation plan begins in 4 drought-ridden provinces 2021-08-24 16:22

    Water donation campaign begins in 4 drought-ridden provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) started on Tuesday a campaign for the fourth time with the aim of providing sustainable water in four provinces suffering from drought, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • dam 2021-07-12 16:35

    Water inflow into Iranian dams declines 47% yr/yr

    TEHRAN - Water inflow into the Iranian dams from the beginning of the current water year (late September 2020) up to July 9, has decreased by 47 percent compared to the previous year’s same period, according to the Iran Water Resources Management Company’s data.

  • 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.

  • Virtual reality to turn spotlight on water tourism in Yazd 2021-06-19 21:30

    Virtual reality to turn spotlight on water tourism in Yazd

    TEHRAN - If the purpose of heritage museums is to build a bridge between the past and present, then virtual reality (VR) is undeniably one of the most innovative construction tools at their disposal.

  • 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.

  • Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran 2021-03-02 21:36

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Hydro tourism on track to drive development in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Over the past couple of years, various categories of hydro tourism have attracted the attention of potential investors across Mazandaran province, which is bounded by the Caspian Sea.

  • 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.

  • Archaeologist accentuates proper maintenance of Achaemenid ‘masterpiece’ 2020-11-15 23:51

    Archaeologist accentuates proper maintenance of Achaemenid ‘masterpiece’

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian archaeologist, who leads a survey examining the ancient Bostan Khani Dam in southern Iran, has urged the need for proper maintenance and conservation of the embankment monument that he describes as a “masterpiece” of architecture and water management in Achaemenid-era Iran.

  • 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?

  • A general view of the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Hydraulic System in southern Iran 2020-10-13 18:48

    800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

    TEHRAN – Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

  • 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.

  • Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod 2020-08-30 18:27

    Committee formed to safeguard ancient cisterns, watermills in Meybod

    TEHRAN – A cultural heritage committee has been set up tasked to lay the ground for safeguarding ancient cisterns, watermills, public bathhouses, and qanats (subterranean aqueducts), which are scattered in and around the oasis city of Meybod, central Yazd province.

  • Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism 2020-05-30 18:42

    Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism

    TEHRAN – An underground ancient watermill, which is said to be the biggest of its kind in Iran, has been restored by the private sector after decades of abandonment as a new destination for sightseers and history buffs.

  • A view of the 4000-year-old Abarkouh cypress in central Iran 2019-11-27 21:27

    Some 2,000 old trees identified so far in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 old trees have so far been identified across Iran, which are deemed as reliable sources for proving history of the ancient land in terms of climate change, environment and geology.

  • Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran  2019-11-12 18:26

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Meeting of ECO heads of meteorological organizations held in Tehran 

    TEHRAN – The 3rd meeting of heads of meteorological organizations of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states held in Tehran on Tuesday.

  • 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.