EghtesadOnline: The Energy Ministry has announced that plans are underway to supply water to 1,219 villages in the next three months.
EghtesadOnline: Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa region lack the political determination to solve water tensions in drought-stricken countries and a water conflict is looming, a former member of the World Water Council said.
EghtesadOnline: In the past 16 years, a total of 7,635 unauthorized water wells have been sealed in Isfahan Province, which helped save over 215 million cubic meters of water a year in the dry region, deputy of conservation and operations at the Isfahan Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: The water and power sectors have made a positive contribution to exports of technical and engineering services in the past few years, the energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Precipitation in Tehran Province has plummeted by a massive 97% since Sept. 23 (beginning of the current water year), which is unprecedented in the last 50 years, deputy for water and hydropower affairs at Tehran Regional Water Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Water transfer from the Persian Gulf to Fars Province will address shortages in the industrial and drinking sectors, the energy minister said.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 800 projects worth $450 million are underway to help develop the sprawling capital Tehran’s water supply grid, managing director of Tehran Province’s Water and Wastewater Company said.
EghtesadOnline: The Energy Ministry has categorically denied claims that it is exporting water from Khuzestan Province to the Persian Gulf littoral states like Kuwait.
EghtesadOnline: Transforming traditional wells into smart wells in Zanjan Province has helped reduce the extraction of underground water, the head of the provincial water company said.
EghtesadOnline: Karkheh and Dez dams in Khuzestan Province, which overflowed two years ago due to torrential and unprecedented rainfall, are now about half empty and considering the sizzling summer temperatures in the southwestern province and high water consumption, the two dams may have difficulty supplying water for drinking, agriculture and power generation purposes.