EghtesadOnline: According to latest data from the Water Research Institute, the average water level in the Caspian Sea in the last water year (September 2018-19) dropped by 12 centimeters compared to the previous year.
EghtesadOnline: The Caspian littoral states have decided to extend the ban on fishing sturgeons for commercial purposes until the end of 2020.
EghtesadOnline: Transferring water from the Caspian Sea to Semnan Province would destroy the pristine nature in the region and convert it to another industrial zone like Yazd and Isfahan that have been grappling with water shortages and associated problems for decades, says an environmental activist and a researcher at the Research Institute for Forests and Rangelands.
EghtesadOnline: Construction of petrochemical plants in the northern regions straddling the Caspian Sea is on the agenda of the National Petrochemical Company, managing director of the company said.
EghtesadOnline: The proposal to transfer water from the Caspian Sea in the north to the drought-hit central plateau has been approved by the Majlis and the related desalination project is having a pilot run, the energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Transferring water from the Caspian Sea in the north to the drought-hit central plateau will have severe negative environmental effects, a former member of the World Water Council said.
EghtesadOnline: Developing oilfields, especially in the Caspian Sea is not on the agenda of the National Iranian Oil Company. Therefore, Khazar Exploration and Production Company as a subsidiary of the NIOC has adopted the same policy, said the managing director of KEPCO.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian ports located along the Caspian Sea have the nominal capacity of around 30 million tons, but they are working at about one-fifth of their capacity that is no more than 6 million tons, the managing director of Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran said.
EghtesadOnline: Water transfer from the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf in the south to dry and water-stressed regions in central Iran is not economically viable and needs more thorough studies, a former member of World Water Council said.
EghtesadOnline: Naval forces from Russia and Iran on Saturday took part in naval exercises in the Caspian Sea.