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23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result of reduced rainfall and increased electricity consumption. Protesters blame government mismanagement of resources and the resulting economic impact, with inflation rising to more than 50 Percent.
22 Jul 2021 THERAN
Public's ability to express political discontent curtailed. Regional shutdowns apparently to control protests
10 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Recognition that fifty year-old transboundary water operation has largely served the socio-economic interests of both countries. Next stages for water and energy cooperation
1 Jun 2021 TEHRAN
Rural supply, wastewater treatment and tunnel transfer projects.
25 May 2021 Tehran, Iran
Hydro dams at 50 Percent capacity, leading to power outages across the country and prompting authorities to ship water to worst-hit regions. Meanwhile cryptocurrency miners consume massive quantities of electricity amid allegations that the country is using them to circumvent trade sanctions.
14 Apr 2021 TEHRAN
Major investments in water and power infrastructure in the Islamic Republic. Three provinces will benefit.
10 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden has announced that he is “ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales”, in a move intended to bring to an end the six-year war that has “created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe”. Fighting between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backed by the US and UK, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has killed more than 100,000 people since March 2015, and displaced 3...
8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
7 Dec 2020 TEHRAN
In Iran, where villages account for generating 20-23 percent of the value-added in the country, the development of rural areas has been always a top agenda of the governments’ activities. The sustainable economic, social, and cultural development of the villages is one of the major priorities of the current government, and many projects implemented and underway in this regard have led to outstanding development in the rural regions...
23 Nov 2020 BAGHDAD
Saudi Arabia abandoned a major agricultural investment project being discussed with Iraq in its early stages due to a water deficit, according to the Iraqi government. Unofficial sources, however, said the project was actually scrapped because of heavy pressure from Iran’s agents and proxies, including politicians and leaders of armed Shia militias...
9 Nov 2020 TEHRAN
The Iranian president says a project will come on line on Thursday to desalinate sea water from Persian Gulf and supply it to arid areas across the country, especially in the central Iran. “Tomorrow, we are inaugurating a project which will be a little different from the projects that became operational in the past week...
9 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC
Au revoir, Paris Agreement. As of Wednesday, under United Nations rules, the United States is officially out of the global climate accord. Here’s a look at how it happened, what it means and what might happen next. As of Wednesday, in addition to the United States, the countries that originally signed but have not formally adopted the Paris Agreement are: Angola, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Turkey and Yemen...