EghtesadOnline: Challenges in the face of water shortages in Iran have been long dubbed as a major crisis but the reality is that the country now is on the verge of water bankruptcy, the chairman of the Technical Committee for Flood Evaluation & Dam Safety at the Iranian National Committee on Large Dams said.
EghtesadOnline: The second construction phase of a project to divert water from the Persian Gulf to Kerman and Yazd provinces went on stream on Sunday, the minister of industries, mining and trade said.
EghtesadOnline: With programs to revive Urmia Lake moving ahead, seven billion cubic meters of water from dams flowed into the world famous lake in the past decade and is increasing, head of Urmia Lake Restoration Project said.
EghtesadOnline: Rainfall in Iran's six main catchment areas has plunged 40% since the beginning of the current water year in Sept. 2020.
EghtesadOnline: Two dams, Molla Sadra and Tang-e-Khomar, were inaugurated in southern Fars Province on Tuesday. Located 140 kilometers from the provincial capital Shiraz, the first dam will help expand farming in the region, a deputy energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Overextraction from renewable and underground water resources in Mazandaran Province has become a new and serious challenge, managing director of the Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Water stored in dams across Iran has reached 26.63 billion cubic meters, which is 1% less than the same time last year, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported.
EghtesadOnline: If all goes well water from Koochari Dam in central Isfahan Province will be transferred to Saveh County in Markazi Province in two years, the representative of Saveh and Zarandieh counties in the Majlis said.
EghtesadOnline: With completion of water transfer from the Persian Gulf to Kerman Province, plans are underway to supply water from the southeast region to South Khorasan Province, the representative of Nehbandan and Sarbisheh counties in Majlis said.
EghtesadOnline: Availability of and access to water is the responsibility of those who manage this finite resource. Period. Professor Neda Torabi Farsani goes straight to the heart of the matter in her response to Financial Tribune’s emailed questions on how to address the water crisis in Iran.