Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that if enough attention had been paid to recommendations made about the issue of water in Khuzestan province “now surely we would not have had these problems.”
Renewable water resources have decreased by 30 percent over the last four decades, while Iran’s population has increased by about 2.5 times, Qasem Taqizadeh, deputy minister of energy, has stated
Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian on Wednesday inaugurated 24 major water and electricity industry projects valued at 9.028 trillion rials (about $214.9 million) through video conference in eight provinces.
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will launch a campaign for the fourth time to solicit public donations to ease water stress in four drought-ridden provinces of the country.
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.
Iranian researcher at a knowledge-based company developed a sea water electrolyzer system and managed to export it to foreign countries.
Reza Ardakanian said on Friday water drilling operations from a depth of 3,000 meters is underway in the southeastern water-stressed province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
The Energy Minister of Iran, Reza Ardakanian said feasibility studies have been launched to supply 17 provinces across the country with desalinated water from the sea.
Turkish troops and their allied militants cut off drinking water supplied to civilians in the Hasakah city in northeastern Syria, a report said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will inaugurate four major water treatment and electricity generation projects in Tehran.