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5 Dec 2021 TEHRAN, Iran
Protesters chanted "Plundered for 20 years" and "the water must return”.
5 Mar 2019 TEHRAN
A member of the Iranian Parliament (Majles) has disclosed that the country’s Supreme National Security Council has banned the publication of news reports about water-related problems including shortage and misuse of resources. The disclosure appears to have happened inadvertently when the official news agency IRNA quoted Ardeshir Nourial, a lawmaker on Saturday February 23 as having said that officials in Isfahan Province, ignore government directives including the ban on publication of news reports on water shortage.
24 Apr 2018 WASHINGTON, DC
Iran is facing its harshest drought in the last 50 years, and nearly half the country’s population will soon face water shortages, according to the country’s Energy Ministry.“334 cities with 35 million people across Iran are currently struggling with water stress,” said Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian April 21 in a speech to top members of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, reported by US Government funded Radio Farda...
17 Apr 2018 ISFAHAN
Iranian authorities have begun to crack down on days of protests against water shortages in Iran’s third largest city of Isfahan. In a social media video monitored by VOA Persian and identified as filmed in Isfahan’s eastern district of Khorasgan on Saturday, Iranian police can be heard firing into the air as an officer using a megaphone tells protesters that their gathering is illegal and they must disperse.
12 Apr 2018 ISFAHAN
Hundreds of farmers continued demonstrating in the Iranian city of Isfahan in a protest against what they say is government mismanagement of water resources. Much of Iran is suffering from drought, and residents of Isfahan say officials have diverted the province's main river to neighboring Yazd Province, causing their farms to suffer.
30 Mar 2018 TEHRAN
Growing concerns over drought have sparked a number of demonstrations in Iran. Analysts say that the water crisis has generated political unease and has been exacerbated by mismanagement. Although the protests have been limited to towns around Isfahan, they highlight the unrest fomenting in rural areas that were traditionally considered conservative.
15 Mar 2018 VARZANEH
Escalating street protests by Iranians against water shortages in a rural part of central Iran have inspired more domestic criticism of the government's handling of the nation's water resources. Overseas-based human rights groups say the protests by farmers in Varzaneh in Isfahan province began last month and escalated into violent confrontations with security forces last week.
19 Oct 2017 TEHRAN
France Water Group, a consortium of French companies operating in the water industry, on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iranian Association of Water and Wastewater Experts on using the French group's expertise and know-how across the water and wastewater sectors. Separately, the state-owned National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company also signed a preliminary agreement with the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste, also known as DWA, that will pave the way for establishing a training center for water and wastewater industry in the city of Isfahan, one of Iran's largest drought-affected cities.
4 Aug 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
Water scarcity is a critical issue for Iran that must be addressed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week.“Water shortage is not a fantasy but an actual fact,” he warned in a television interview on August 2nd. “If we hesitate [to deal with it] we might even run into difficulty supplying potable water to some metropolises...
1 Aug 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
Iran is having difficulty supplying potable water to residents throughout the country, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said last week.“Despite numerous dams being built in various places, we are experiencing difficulties in supplying drinking water. Therefore we have to come up with big water transferring projects which are extremely costly,” Chitchian told a national conference on water economics on July 26th...
20 Jul 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
At least one person was killed and 30 others injured during fighting over a water supply project in the city of Boldaji, in Iran’s southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province.Fifteen people were arrested following clashes between supporters and opponents of a project to transfer water to a steel mill in city, the Associated Press reported this week, citing the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA)...
30 Jun 2016 TEHRAN, Iran
Seventy-two percent of people in Iran have been impacted by prolonged drought, according to Shahrokh Fateh, director of the drought and crisis management department at Iran’s Meteorological Organization.Over the past nine months, parts of Isfahan, Yazd, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Fars, Kerman, Semnan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Qom, Markazi, Gilan, and Mazandaran have been affected by drought to some degree, Fateh said...