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Tehran: Over-Extraction of Water Threatens Iranian Capital

Via EurekAlert, a look at Tehran’s water scarcity crisis: Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last forty years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector and has been striving to be independent in its food supply. In order to cover […]

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Persian Gulf Water To Reach Iran’s Central Provinces Within A Year

Via The Iran Project, a report on a plan to transfer water from the Persian Gulf to Iran’s central provinces: The project of water transfer from the Persian Gulf to Iran’s central provinces will complete by next year, said Mahmoud Shayan, a board member of Bank Melli Iran. He stated that a consortium of nine […]

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Iraq and Iran Dam Co-operation Could Signal Positive Change, but Long-Term Solutions are Necessary to Solve the Water Crisis

Via Future Directions International, a look at positive signals of cooperation between Iraq and Iran over water: On 25 July, the Iraqi Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan al-Hamami announced that Iran has agreed to co-operate on the construction of a new dam on the Shatt al-Arab River. The move has come as Iraq has sought measures to […]

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Afghanistan and Iran: Helmand River Tension

Via Ariana News Afghanistan, a report on Helmand River tension between Afghanistan and Iran: Following comments by the Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Afghanistan Helmand River, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affaris (MoFA) said border waters dispute with Iran will be solved without any political pressures. Jawad Zarif has recently declared that Iran […]

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India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams

Via The Diplomat, an article on how Indian-built dams in Afghanistan are causing trouble with downstream states Iran and Pakistan: India is expected to begin work on the $236 million Shahtoot Dam project on the Kabul River in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Scheduled to be completed in three years, the dam has evoked concern in […]

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Iran: The Regime Will Find a Way to Undermine Water Crisis Solutions

Via Future Directions International, commentary on Iran’s water crisis: Iran’s water crisis has not occurred in a vacuum. To understand the crisis and how to fix it, a study that goes beyond the economics or the science of the water crisis is needed. A focus on institutions and political processes inside Iran is what problem […]

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