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Torrential rains revive Lake Urmia

Torrential rains revive Lake Urmia

Torrential rains over the past forty days in Iran may have caused severe floods and human and financial losses in certain areas, but at the same time it has revived one of Iran and the world’s most important lakes.

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Drought causing war between man and crocodile in Iran

Drought causing war between man and crocodile in Iran

The largest reptiles and only species of crocodiles in Iran live in its southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. The locals call it “gando” and it is more commonly known as the mugger or march crocodile. It is a cautious, timid creature measuring four to five meters in length. There are fewer than 3000 of them left in the world. They are mostly found in Southeast Asia and are an endangered species.

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Iran’s biggest enemy is the “water crisis”

Iran’s biggest enemy is the “water crisis”

A candidate of IR of Iran’s twelfth presidential elections, Seyed Mostafa Hasehmitaba was also the Minister of Industry and Vice President in the Hasehmi and Khatami cabinets. He believes that Iran’s biggest enemy today is its water crisis.

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Parliament report on water crisis in Iran

Parliament report on water crisis in Iran

The research center of the Iranian Parliament has published a report warning against the water crisis in Iran, saying that this is now at the center of people’s daily lives, leading to the start of social unrests.

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Ecocide warning for the Caspian Sea

Ecocide warning for the Caspian Sea

According to finds by Iranian researchers, water levels in the Caspian Sea have dropped in recent years and the effluent of pollutants and agricultural and urban wastewaters into the Sea has increased its organic load and decreased oxygen levels. This will transform the Caspian Sea in the deeper parts into a dead environment.

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 Iran: Urmia Lake will die no more

Iran: Urmia Lake will die no more

One of the officials in charge of the restoration of Urmia Lake in western Iran has said the surface area of the lake will be 4200-4400 square kilometers based on the world ecological index. He added that the remaining areas of the lake which are not under water will be covered with mulch and shrub plantations in order to contain dust particles.

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Drought threatens historic Iranian bridge

Drought threatens historic Iranian bridge

Si-o-se pol, or the Allahverdi Bridge, is one of Isfahan’s age-old landmarks built over the Zayandeh Roud River. With the river drying, this and other historic bridges in Isfahan are facing serious challenges.

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Iran only 5 years away from water disaster

Iran only 5 years away from water disaster

The head of Iran’s national center for strategic agriculture and water management studies has said: “Iran is only five years away from an all-encompassing water disaster as a result of 50 years of mismanagement.”

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