EghtesadOnline: In the face of tight state funding and financial pressure, private companies have taken on the mantle of developing Iran's water and power infrastructure, Iran's caretaker energy minister said on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: At least 30% of Iran's water and wastewater infrastructure, including a dilapidated supply network that is a major source of water loss due to leakages, require repairs, the caretaker energy minister, Sattar Mahmoudi, said this week.
EghtesadOnline: Raising water tariffs is imperative to government's efforts to remedy Iran's water sector that is beset by excessive consumption and declining investments, the Energy Ministry's caretaker said.
EghtesadOnline: The caretaker energy minister last week outlined an unsurprising uptrend in Iran’s water and electricity use, rendering as insufficient government efforts and public pleas to a population of 80 million to rein in water and electricity consumption.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is exploring overseas resources to ensure stable supplies of agricultural products for a rapidly urbanizing population in the face of the constraints of worsening land and water resources.
EghtesadOnline: As cultivation methods become more efficient with the modernization of irrigation systems in Iran, there has been a 37% reduction in water used in watermelon production.
EghtesadOnline: Transferring water from the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea through pipelines to dry and water-stressed regions is the most effective strategy for tackling water shortage in Iran, a member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.
EghtesadOnline: Head of Export Promotion and Logistics at the Ministry of Energy Hamid Reza Tashayoei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Italy are to broaden cooperation in water and electricity industry.
EghtesadOnline: Less than 5 billion cubic meters of water are annually used in the cultivation of all of Iran’s exported agricultural products, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: The high level of water behind dams cannot guarantee the supply of potable water in the long run, as long as the overworked water utilities are not overhauled, a deputy energy minister for water and wastewater affairs said.