EghtesadOnline: In the past dams were built with the aim of ensuring irrigation, power generation and supplying potable water. But now the attitude towards mega-dams has changed significantly, managing director of Iran Water and Power Resources Development Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Yazd Regional Water Company annually draws one million cubic meters of water from groundwater sources to supply industries in Yazd Province, the company managing director said.
EghtesadOnline: Close to 90,000 kilometers of pipelines in the national water grid are old and dilapidated and must be replaced.
EghtesadOnline: Heavy snow in northern Gilan Province in the last few days has killed seven people, blocked roads and cut off electricity to 200,000 subscribers.
EghtesadOnline: Isfahan Oil Refining Company's wastewater treatment unit has started operations to help address the water problems of the refinery, the managing director said.
EghtesadOnline: It is estimated that 600 million cubic meters of water is wasted in the country every year. From this colossal malfunction the loss of 153 mcm (non-revenue water) cannot be avoided, head of the customer department at the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (Abfa) said.
EghtesadOnline: Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23) almost 140 millimeters of rain fell in Iran, 22% above the long-term average, head of Weather Forecasting Office at Iran's Meteorological Organization said.
EghtesadOnline: From official reports it is apparent the water authorities have failed to manage consumption in the country over the past ten decades.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian companies involved in the water and power industries undertook 100 foreign projects in the last decade, overseas project manager in Iran's Water Resources Management Company (a subsidiary of the Energy Ministry) said.
EghtesadOnline: Underground water resources meet close to 57% of the domestic water demand from households, farming and industries. The balance (43%) comes from renewable resources.