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Iconic Iran River Threatened By Droughts, Diversions

Via Terra Daily, an article on an iconic Iranian river under threat: The famed river bridges of the Iranian city of Isfahan are a beloved tourist draw — but much of the time their stone arches span just sand and rocks, not water. Drought and upstream water diversions have seen the Zayandeh Rood, “fertile river” […]

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Iran: Plans To Pursue Water Dispute With Afghanistan Via Legal Channels

Via the Iran Project, an article on Iran’s plans to to pursue the its international water dispute with Afghanistan through legal channels: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the country will pursue its rights to water supply from the Hirmand River through legal channels amid a longstanding water dispute with neighboring Afghanistan. Speaking to IRNA […]

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Turkey Rejects Iran Accusations Over Dam-Building Activity

Via Terra Daily, an article on Turkey’s response to Iranian accusations over dam-building activity: Turkey’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed Iranian criticism that Ankara’s dam-building activity was responsible for drought. “Claims that dams in Turkey cause sand and dust storms in our geography are far from scientific,” ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said in a statement. […]

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Is A Water Crisis Brewing Between Turkey And Iran?

Via Al Monitor, a look at the growing discord between Turkey and Iran over transboundary waters and dam construction: A row over transboundary waters is simmering between Turkey and Iran, adding to recent tensions over the formation of a new government in Iraq and the control of the Iraqi region of Sinjar. Irked by Turkey’s construction […]

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Iran Slams Turkey’s Upstream Dam-Building Activity

Via Terra Daily, a report on growing water tension between Iran and Turkey: Iran on Tuesday described as “unacceptable” upstream dam-building by neighbouring Turkey on shared waterways, calling on its neighbour to cease such activity. “Turkey’s construction of dams on the border waters is unacceptable and we oppose it,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was […]

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How Much Water Did Iran Lose Over The Last Two Decades?

Via Science Direct, a new study on Iran’s water and recent losses: Highlights  Iran has lost about 211 ± 34 km3 of its total water storage over the last two decades. Relative to 1983–2002, Iran has gained precipitation at the rate of 4.9 ± 0.02 km3/yr. Despite overall gain, 11 basins have been in water deficit since 2007. Within 2003–2016, the groundwater […]

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