EghtesadOnline: Despite higher precipitation in October, which was 33% more compared to last year same time, average rainfall was lower than the global average. However, rainfall can be increased by cloud seeding, head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center of Iran said.
EghtesadOnline: As access to water becomes a herculean task in countries big and small, an increasing number of regions worldwide are facing a looming crisis that has become a serious cause of concern threatening livelihoods from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
EghtesadOnline: Wastewater treatment and use of recycled water in the agricultural and industrial sectors can help tackle the worsening water crisis in drought-stricken South Khorasan Province, head of the provincial water company said.
EghtesadOnline: Diverting water from the Oman Sea to alleviate the water crisis in Sistan-Baluchestan, South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces is on the agenda, but it should not be the last resort, deputy for water and wastewater affairs at the Energy Ministry said.
EghtesadOnline: A conference was held last week at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) in Mashhad to discuss the root causes of rising water tensions, consequences and strategies to address the thorny problem.
EghtesadOnline: The water crisis in Iran is a serious concern and neglecting the issue will have irreversible consequences, said the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture in Tehran, Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Deep-sea explorations, curbing evaporation and transferring (desalination) water from the Oman Sea to Sistan-Baluchestan Province are three major strategies to solve the worsening water crisis in the southeast, a Zabol lawmaker said.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani has sounded the alarm on the worsening water crisis saying his administration invested $11.5 billion in the water sector after he took office in 2013.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 622,680 tons of watermelon worth $116.75 million were exported from Iran to 36 countries during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22).
EghtesadOnline: Cloud seeding initiatives, which are primarily aimed at increasing rainfall, cannot help resolve the deepening water crisis of the country.