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Afghan Water Reaches Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on large volumes of water sent from Afghanistan to Iran: Iranian officials stated that large volumes of Helmand river water released by Afghanistan gushed through the Kamal Khan Dam, and flowed into Iran in the country’s Chah-Nimeh water wells in the Sistan region. Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Islamic Republic […]

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Iran Arrests Several After Protests At Drying Lake

Via Terra Daily, a report on protests at Iran’s drying Lake Urmia: Iranian police have arrested several people for disturbing security after they protested the drying up of a lake once regarded as the Middle East’s largest, official media said Sunday. Lake Urmia, in the mountains of northwest Iran, began shrinking in 1995 due to […]

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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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