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Drought and Over-pumping Causing Tehran To Sink

Via Green Prophet, a report on growing incidence of sinkholes in Tehran: Thanks to drought and over-pumping underground water reserves in the western region of Tehran, Iran’s capital city, fissures also known as sinkholes are opening up, causing Iran’s major city and capital city to sink. The sinkholes threaten people’s homes and the local infrastructure. […]

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Iranian Lawmakers Fight Over Water Share

Via Al Monitor, an article on Iran’s water crisis: Eighteen lawmakers representing constituencies from the central Iranian province of Esfahan, where water scarcity has reached an alarming state, have resigned collectively in a symbolic move against what they believe is an unfair distribution of water resources. In response, their counterparts from three other provinces, which share the […]

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Iran’s Water Crisis Causes Discontent in the Provinces

Via Future Directions International, a look at the impact of Iran’s water crisis in its provinces: Unrest related to the ongoing water scarcity crisis has flared up again in Iran, with water pipelines reportedly sabotaged by farmers in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. The pipelines divert water from that province to neighbouring Yazd province, which farmers […]

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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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