water transfer

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  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020-09-20 09:57

    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.

  • Persian Gulf water transfer project to start within month 2020-09-12 12:00

    Persian Gulf water transfer project to start within month

    TEHRAN – The first phase of the water transfer project from the Persian Gulf to the provinces of Kerman, Yazd, and Hormozgan will be put into operation in the next Iranian calendar month of Mehr (September 23-October 22).

  • Iran plans building desalination plants along Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman 2020-07-24 17:01

    Iran plans building desalination plants along Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is preparing a plan to deploy desalination plants on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in order to supply drinking water to the coastal provinces.

  • Water transfer from Sea of Oman to be implemented soon 2019-12-16 18:27

    Water transfer from Sea of Oman to be implemented soon

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from Sea of Oman to eastern drought-ridden provinces of the country will soon be implemented, Ahmad Ali Moohebati, governor-general of Sistan-Baluchestan province told ISNA on Monday.

  • Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated 2019-07-03 20:59

    Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated

    TEHRAN – A water transfer system has been established to transfer water from Karun river to Shadegan wetland in order to revive the international wetland, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Water transfer 2019-03-10 23:34

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Massive water transfer projects not to ease acute shortages but cripple ecosystems

    TEHRAN – Water transfer schemes looking attractive to many of those residing in drought-stricken central Iran worried about drought, not only does not eliminate water scarcity, but inevitably involves polluting the environment along with damaging agriculture, people’s fragile source of income.

  • 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.

  • ‘Water transfer from Sea of Oman entails no considerable environmental risk’ 2019-02-05 20:36

    ‘Water transfer from Sea of Oman entails no considerable environmental risk’

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from Sea of Oman to central drought-ridden provinces of the country, provided that the environmental requirements are met, will not poses threats to the environment, Issa Kalantari, the Department of Environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’ 2019-01-23 09:59

    ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’

    TEHRAN – Environmental education has been included in the country’s school curriculum to prepare students for natural resources and environment protection, while it needs to be more efficient and acquired at earlier ages to make favorable cognitive and behavioral changes in the students, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

  • DOE not convinced to transfer water from Caspian Sea  2019-01-13 22:28

    DOE not convinced to transfer water from Caspian Sea 

    TEHRAN— Studies carried out so far has not yet convinced the Department of Environment (DOE) to transfer water from the Caspian Sea to central Iran, Parvin Farshchi, deputy director of the DOE for marine affairs has said. 

  • Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran  2019-01-11 21:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Be on the horns of a dilemma: Water transfer from Caspian Sea to central Iran 

    TEHRAN— Water transfer from Caspian Sea in northern Iran to the central province of Semnan has been a controversial scheme which has put many on the horns of the dilemma.

  • caspian sea 2019-01-09 19:12

    No water transfer from enclosed bodies of water: MP

    TEHRAN – According to the national budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21, 2019), no water will be transferred from enclosed bodies of water regarding its probable environmental consequences, MP Nour Mohammad Torbatinejad has said.