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Iran Drought: Lawmakers Fight over Water Share

By Ehsan Bodaghi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran Drought turns Political as Lawmakers Fight over Water Share Eighteen lawmakers representing constituencies from the central Iranian province of Esfahan, where water scarcity has reached an alarming state, have […]

Ban on High-Water-Consumption Industry in Dry Regions

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran to ban new high-water consumption industry in dry regions Iran has long been faced with a wide range of environmental challenges. These include everything from drought leading to soil erosion and sandstorms to […]

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Call for Soft Power to head off Water Crises

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranians call for soft power now to head off future water crises A senior military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Feb. 27 for talks with Iraq and Afghanistan on water resources. At a two-day […]

Soil Degradation Neglected Crisis in Iran

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Soil and water are natural resources pivotal to the survival of any country. They constitute the key elements of agriculture, which no one doubts is important. Experts say that soil is even more important than […]

Video: Iran “Reduces Water Supply” over Iraqi Kurd Vote

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While Iraq has taken measures against its semi-autonomous Kurdish region for last month’s secession vote, Kurdish farmers say they’re also being punished by neighbouring Iran. They say Tehran has stemmed the flow of […]

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems Created by Neighbors Iranian lawmakers plan to establish “the water security committee” to examine the issue of building dams on rivers flowing into Iran by some neighboring countries, a member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Abolfazl Hassanbeigi said […]

Japanese Grant gives hope for Recovery in Lake Urmia

New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia Water – albeit thinly spread – is now covering a significant amount of the lake’s formerly dried-out surface. Much more than it was two years – or even one year – ago.  And while the lake’s biosphere is still in critical condition, there have […]

Iran Develops Irrigation Technique with China’s Help

Iran has opened a factory, in partnership with a Chinese company, producing equipment for a modern irrigation method that is being implemented in the country’s paddy fields, a deputy agriculture minister announced. According to Alimorad Akbari, the joint factory manufactures the supplies used for “tape irrigation”, a method involving durable strips for watering farms with […]

Why Iran’s ‘Green Gold’ is set to Rebound

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While Iran may be known for its massive oil and natural gas reserves to many people around the world, it is also known to some for its top-quality pistachios. Production of the nut in Iran […]

MP push for Desalination Project in Southern Iran

Iran’s lawmakers passed a legislation calling on the country’s administration to provide at least 30 percent of drinking water in southern provinces through desalination (removing salt from seawater). During an open session of the parliament held on Wednesday to discuss the 6th 5-Year Development Plan, the MPs voted for an article of the plan obliging […]

Video: Iran’s Water Crisis

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Al Jazeera investigates the race to save Iran’s water, before water scarcity dries out entire cities and displaces millions:

Caspian Water Transfer Project under Consideration

A major project to channel water from the Caspian Sea to Iran’s central, arid province of Semnan is still under consideration, vice president and head of the Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, Masoumeh Ebtekar, said. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday, Ebtekar explained that special committees are regularly holding sessions to evaluate the […]

Video: Pistachio Farms Dying of Thirst

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In southeastern Iran, entire cities have grown rich from pistachios, one of the country’s biggest export, but time is running out for the industry as unconstrained farming and climate change take a devastating toll.

BREXIT will Work in Favour of Trade with Iran

By John Lee. The Chief Executive of British Water has reportedly claimed that Brexit will work in favor of trade relations with Iran. In an interview with IRNA on Thursday, Lloyd Martin said: “I suppose in very simple term the UK with the BREXIT referendum vote is bound to start to look more at markets […]

IRGC Firm Ready for Caspian Water Transfer Project

Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, a conglomerate belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), expressed readiness to embark on a project on channeling water from the Caspian Sea to the central parts of Iran. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Wednesday, commander of the base General Ebadollah Abdollahi said plans for the giant water […]

Credit Line to Support Iran-Japan Water Projects

An Iranian official expressed the hope that a joint credit line between Tehran and Tokyo would contribute to the implementation of joint projects on water management systems. Managing director of Iran’s National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company, Hamidreza Janbaz, said a substantial portion of the joint credit line with Japan is expected to be allocated […]

Iran “Drying Out the Iraqi Kurdistan Region”

By John Lee. The head of Iraq‘s Parliamentary Committee for Municipality and Tourism has said that there is a grave threat to water resources in parts of Iraqi Kurdistan due to an Iranian policy that will dry up the Region’s water resources originating in Iran. After visiting the Sirwan River in Halabjah province, Omer Haji […]

Hope Rises for Karoun River

Karoun River is situated in west of Iran and it is 950 km long. An expert team from Geneva Canton Water Department recently visited Karun River in Khuzestan to closely view the current situation of the watershed and assess possible cooperation with UNDP and Khuzestan Water and Power Department on renaturation of this important river. […]

What’s in Iran’s Bottled Water?

By a Correspondent in Tehran, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. You won’t believe what some Iranians have found in their bottled water The latest in a string of questionable food quality calls by the government is bringing to light issues such as […]

Iran Demands Rights to Helmand Water

“One of our main demands in our negotiations with Afghanistan is Iran’s right to the Helmand water“, says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured). Following the 1857 separation of Afghanistan from mainland Iran, the then Afghan government refused to allow the Iranian side to enjoy its water right from the Helmand river. Helmand water rights […]