According to Iran’s Meteorology Department, four provinces in Western and Central Iran have been facing severe drought for the past six months. » read more
The head of Iran’s Department of the Environment says forecasts indicate that dry weather and a lack of precipitation in Iran will increase elevenfold by 2050. » read more
Iran's Water Council has approved a 700-billion-rial budget for replenishing underground water resources in the country. According to the Ministry of Power, underground water resources are in critical condition and require immediate action to recover. » read more
Utilizing water from 300 fields of the 500 fields across the country containing water resources is now banned, according to the deputy head of Iran’s office for the Protection and Use of Water Resources. » read more
Zarand MP Hossein Amiri reports that the pistachio orchards in northern Kerman are on the verge of destruction. Amiri told ISNA that the farmers have not been trained in water management in light of the current water shortage, and their persistence in using old methods of farming in the area is destroying all the trees. » read more
Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that beginning in October of this year, the water allotted to agricultural developments will be reduced by almost 50 percent in accordance with a proposal by the Department of Environment. ISNA reports that according to top ministry official Mohammad Hossein Shariatmadar, the plan is meant to counter the country’s critical water shortage. » read more
Tehran Province’s waterworks department reports that most important dams in the province will run out of water in 37 days.
In a report published Saturday in the Sahrvand daily, Mohammad Parvresh says high consumption and a lack of precipitation are leading to a complete loss of water in the Lar and Latian Dams, two of the most important dams in the province. » read more