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Iran Secures Water Rights from Afghanistan Following Talks

Via The Frontier Post, a report that Iran has secured water rights from Afghanistan following recent talks: The ambassador and special representative of Iran to Afghanistan, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said that over 300 million cubic meters of Tehran’s water rights have been secured from Afghanistan this solar year through negotiations and agreements with Afghanistan’s interim […]

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Iran: Running Out of Time to Avoid Running Out of Water?

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on how water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, is posing a serious threat to global “hotspots” with Iran among the most vulnerable: Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, is posing a serious threat to global “hotspots” with Iran among the most vulnerable. Iran is swiftly approaching a state of “water […]

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Largest Joint Water Project of Iran, Azerbaijan to Come on Stream Soon

Via Tasnim News, an article on the pending operationalization of the Qiz Qalasi Dam, the largest joint water project between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan: The chief executive of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Regional Water Company said the Qiz Qalasi Dam, the largest joint water project between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, will become […]

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Iran: Water An Important Factor In Expansion of Ties with Afghanistan

Via Ariana News, a report that Iran says water is an important factor in expansion of ties with Afghanistan: Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan, Hasan Kazemi Qomi, said on Sunday that water is an important factor in the expansion of bilateral relations, expressing hope that the flow of water to his country will continue. Qomi […]

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A Thirsty Reality: Iran’s Dire Water Situation

Via the Atlantic Council, a report on Iran’s water crisis: Despite climate warnings since 1988, Iranian officials have consistently ignored regional environmental concerns, especially following the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). For example, they prioritized dam construction and increased groundwater extraction for food self-sufficiency, disregarding environmental impacts. Former Agriculture Minister Issa Kalantari is now warning of irreversible groundwater depletion, […]

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US Threat Assessment: Water A National Security Risk, For Iran in Particular

In their annual threat assessment, US spy agencies note climate, water, food stress abroad as national security risks, calling out Iran’s water shortages in particular: The Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community reports: “The accelerating effects of climate change are placing more of the world’s population, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, at […]

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