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  • 7 Nov 2019- 08:06 by Staff- Water Diplomat TEHRAN, Iran Construction of new energy production projects, and upgrade of existing infrastructure in Iran, has been stalled due to a number of different water-related reasons. A list, published in late October by the Reuters news agency, of at least 10
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 12 Dec 2018- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Info POTSDAM, Germany Scientists have reported that between 2003 and 2017 three areas in the Tehran region of Iran sank sometimes more than 25 centimeters per year, and several meters in total. Two researchers from GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam used data from four
  • 21 Sep 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran has prepared a plan, based on which the country will import water from Georgia and Armenia to revive the dying Lake Urmia, in turn for exporting oil and gas to the mentioned countries. Access Energy Security Environment Policy
  • 24 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Oil Price Though economic promise is on the horizon for Iran, the crippling effects of international sanctions still handicap the water-poor nation of 78 million. What’s worse, the current drought, which stretches back more than two decades, shows no
  • 28 Apr 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times “We have afflicted water with the plague of oil,” according to Isa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister and current head of Urmia Lake Revival Committee. By that, he means that political interests have overpowered environmental
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile In the wake of recent floods and landslides in northern Chile, scientists at the country's Catholic University of the North (UCN) are working to create a risk map for the Antofagasta region to help prevent damage from future water
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report ANTOFAGASTA ShareCast Mining giant Antofagasta said it might have to close its Los Pelambres mine in Chile. Earlier in March, the mine, which produced around 405,000 tonnes of copper last year, was dealt a blow by a court ruling in favour of protesters from
  • 10 Mar 2015- 10:29 by Local Press Report ANTOFAGASTA Reuters Antofagasta PLC's Los Pelambres copper mine said it would immediately appeal a Chilean court ruling on Monday that it should demolish a waste deposit tank, saying that such a move would put operations and the environment at risk. A
  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government has allocated $100 million USD from the country's National Development Fund to improve water management, including irrigation and drainage networks, along the country’s border regions, an Agriculture Ministry
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran on August 18th, 36 kilometers from the city of Abdanan, Ilam province, knocking out the city’s water, electricity and telephone lines. Officials rushed to send in water supplies as part of the
  • 25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile Hugo Masan Sepulveda, the new manager of Chilean water company Aguas Antofagasta, on June 20th announced $141.5 million USD in planned investment between 2014 and 2019. Masana Sepulveda, who has taken over management of the company
  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian President Hasan Rouhani this week ordered the country’s Energy Ministry not to implement water rationing as a means of dealing with ongoing drought in the country. An adviser to the energy minister, Hamidreza Janbaz, said 517 cities
  • 29 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile A new study from Chile’s Medical College has found high levels of heavy metals in Pacific coastal waters near the city of Antofagasta. Sixty percent of the water provided by local water company Aguas Antofagasta comes from two
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IQUIQUE, Chile Five hundred residents of Iquique, in northern Chile, held protests last week over lack of water supply. Water, sanitation and electricity services were disrupted in the wake of the 8.3-magnitude Richter scale that hit off the Chilean