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Drought Archives - Iran News Daily
One step to water crisis 03 Jul 2022

One step to water crisis

If a country has more than 1,700 cubic meters of water per person per year, there is no water shortage, but the upward trend of rainfall shortage surpassed the standard rate and if it declines more, we are one step away from a water crisis.

Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050 18 Jun 2022

Droughts may affect three-quarters of the world by 2050

The United Nations has warned that droughts may affect over three-quarters of the world’s population by 2050.

Drought causes $107m damage to environment 09 May 2022

Drought causes $107m damage to environment

Drought has so far incurred a loss of 28 trillion rials (about $107 million) to the environment, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment, has said.

Golestan wetlands grappling with drought, mismanagement 14 Feb 2022

Golestan wetlands grappling with drought, mismanagement

Alagol, Almagol, and Ajigol – the three major wetlands in the northern province of Gilan – have been facing drought and mismanagement over the past couple of years.

Iran may need to import wheat as drought cuts harvest 15 Aug 2021

Iran may need to import wheat as drought cuts harvest

Secretary of the Iranian Parliament’s Agriculture Committee has said the country is going to need to import wheat in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), since severe drought has significantly reduced the production of the strategic crop.

Autumn expected to be warmer than normal 07 Aug 2021

Autumn expected to be warmer than normal

Iran is expected to experience a "warmer than normal" autumn this year, as the temperature will rise by 0.5 to 1 degree, Sadeq Ziaeian, director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the Meteorological Organization has said.

Autumn rainfall likely to start later than normal 15 Jun 2021

Autumn rainfall likely to start later than normal

Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

Iran experiences 60% rainfall drop in 2 months on year 23 May 2021

Iran experiences 60% rainfall drop in 2 months on year

Precipitation has declined by 60 percent in Iran over the first two months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21-May 21) compared to the same period last year.

Some $766m proposed to drought management projects 10 May 2021

Some $766m proposed to drought management projects

A total of 3.2 trillion rials (nearly $766 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed for drought management projects with the priority given to the immediate supply of fresh water in urban areas across the country.

Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis 01 May 2021

Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis

A recent report by Nature Scientific Journal on Iran’s water crisis indicates that from 2002 to 2015, over 74 billion cubic meters have been extracted from aquifers, which is unprecedented and its revival takes thousands of years along with urgent action.