Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Afghan Farmers: Helmand Province Should Receive Water Before Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the growing tension between Afghanistan and Iran over water in the Helmand River: Some farmers and residents of the province of Helmand urged the current government to avoid bringing up the topic of water rights with Iran at this time. According to them, the whole country, especially Helmand, […]

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Springtime in Iran signals the renewal of an environmental movement

Via The Atlantic Council, commentary on Iran’s renewed environmental protest movement, particularly around water: Across diverse cultures, the arrival of Spring evokes literary connotations as a period of hope and revival. The term often appears in association with political upheavals—consider the example of the Arab Spring. For Iranians, Spring is particularly significant as its arrival […]

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Iran-Afghanistan Tensions Now Rising Over Water

Via Fair Observer, an article on rising tensions between Iran and Afghanistan over the Helmand River: The dispute over the Helmand River between Iran and Afghanistan is an old one. In the 1870s, when Afghanistan was still under British control, the border between the neighbors was drawn along the main branch of the river. Helmand is […]

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Afghanistan’s Kamal Khan Dam and the Helmand River Treaty

Via The Diplomat a look at the controversy over Afghanistan’s Kamal Khan Dam despite the fact that the Helmand River Treaty nor customary international law denies Afghanistan the right to construct dams over the Helmand River: The opening of the Kamal Khan Dam in March 2021 reignited an old dispute between Iran and Afghanistan over the allocation […]

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Don’t Forget About Water in 2023

Via Geopolitical Futures, an article on water, a finite resource will have plenty of countries on edge in the coming year: On Jan. 16, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources announced that Beijing invested more than 1 trillion yuan ($148 billion) on water resource management in 2022, a whopping 44 percent increase from the previous year. […]

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Iran’s Controversial Dam Project May Delay Initial Filling

Via the Iran Project, a report that a controversial dam may be delayed: A controversial dam project in southwestern Iran may delay plans for its initial filling amid growing concerns that the project could cause significant environmental damage.    The contractor in charge of the Chamshir Dam project said on Saturday that an initial filling […]

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