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Iran: 25 Arrested During Water Protests Last Month

Via Terra Daily, a report that Iran says 25 were arrested during water protests last month: Iran announced Thursday the arrest of 25 people during protests last month against severe water shortages and a lack of response from officials in a western province, local media reported. “During three illegal gathering that took place in Hamadan, 25 […]

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Forgotten Droughts: Five Regions That Could Soon Face Conflict Over Water

Via EuroNews, a look at five regions of the world which could soon face conflict over water: Millions of people in ‘neglected’ regions could soon face violent conflict over water, according to an early warning tool developed by the Water Peace and Security partnership. News cameras turned to Europe this summer as the continent sweltered through […]

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Lake Urmia Risks Fully Drying Up

Via Terra Daily, a report on the growing risk to Iran’s Lake Urmia: Iran’s Lake Urmia will dry out completely if rescue efforts are not prioritised over the needs of farmers in the drought gripping the region, an environment official said Tuesday. The warning comes just four years after a Japanese government-funded programme had raised […]

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Cloud Wars: Mideast Rivalries Rise Along a New Front

Via the New York Times, an article on how – as climate change makes the region hotter and drier – the U.A.E. is leading the effort to squeeze more rain out of the clouds, and other countries are rushing to keep up: Iranian officials have worried for years that other nations have been depriving them […]

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Iran Launches Desalination Project at Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Via Tasmin News, an article on a new desalination project in Iran: A major water desalination project was brought into operation at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in south of Iran on Friday. Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami inaugurated Iran’s first nuclear-powered desalination plant during a visit to the […]

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Hundreds Protest Lack Of Water In Iran’s Drought-Hit West

Via Terra Daily, an article on the latest water-related protests in Iran: Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in western Iran over a lack of drinking water and the inability of officials to solve the problem, state media said Thursday. Iran, a largely arid country, has for years suffered chronic dry spells and […]

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