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  • 24 Aug 2017- 05:57 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune Transferring water from the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea through pipelines to dry and water-stressed regions is the most effective strategy for tackling water shortage in Iran, a member of the country's
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Six major cities in Iran are facing acute water shortages, and water resources are under strain in another 450, Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi warned last week. In an interview with the Mehr news agency on April 1st, Mahmoudi said
  • 4 Apr 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran is set to begin a project to provide desalinated water to 45 million people in 17 provinces, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said last week. He said the project involved constructing "50 desalination plants along the coast of the
  • 7 Mar 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Zawya Iran's infrastructure group MAPNA has started studying developing more desalination plants on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to produce fresh water, says the industrial group's power plant unit manager on Qeshm
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan may receive only 300 million cubic meters of water from upstream Kyrgyzstan this year-- only a fraction of the 6 to 7 billion cubic meters it had been receiving-- due to the very low levels in the Toktogul Reservoir,
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has started building a new non-rigid (earth and rockfill) dam on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda province in order to prevent water shortages in the region, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture said on February 27th. “The
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s energy situation, already complicated by the recent failure of a transformer unit at the Toktogul Hydropower Plant, could get worse due to declining water levels in the Toktogul Reservoir, according to the country’s
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Dastan Sarygulov, a Kyrgyz businessman and politician who currently heads think tank Nur, said it is not drought, but excessive withdrawals that are to blame for the low water levels in the country’s Toktogul Reservoir on the Naryn
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:30 by Local Press Report TEHRAN BBC News A water shortage in Iran has become so acute that one of the country's leading ayatollahs has called on people to pray for rain, it's been reported. In a sermon marking the Eid Al-Adha religious festival, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has questioned the official reasons given for the low level of water in the Toktogul Reservoir. The lack of water in the reservoir, which is located on the Naryn River, has been blamed on the fact
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s First Vice President, Es’haq Jahangiri, announced this week that the government is allocating $45 billion USD to fight drought in the central province of Isfahan. He also stressed the need for improved water management throughout the
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has stopped exporting water to Kazakhstan, but will resume doing do when there is enough water available, Kyrgyz Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev said earlier this week. “We will supply the remainder--
  • 22 Aug 2014- 07:38 by Local Press Report MANAMA Gulf Daily News Asry, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has agreed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract for the completion and upgrading of a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant. The agreement, which has an estimated
  • 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
  • 14 Aug 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced this week that his administration will allocate at least $2 billion USD per year over the next several years to resolve the nation’s water shortage crisis. The country’s current fiscal year began

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