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  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • Esther Kuisch Laroche 2017-05-03 17:55

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    We cannot afford to waste wastewater: UNESCO representative to Iran

    TEHRAN — “At the time when demand is growing and limited resources are increasingly stressed by over extraction, pollution and climate change, we simply cannot neglect the opportunities from improved wastewater management; we cannot afford to waste wastewater,” said UNESCO representative to Iran on Tuesday.

  • international conference on virtual water 2017-05-01 09:13

    Tehran conference highlights role of virtual water in water crisis management

    TEHRAN — The first international conference on virtual water highlighted the instrumental role of virtual water in managing water crisis both in Iran and worldwide.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-04-22 13:22

    Iranian scientist receives ASCE's prestigious Huber Prize

    Dr. Kaveh Madani, Centre for Environmental Policy, will receive the Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Light snow came down in Karaj, Alborz province, on March 24 (photo by Mohammad Mohsenifar/ Mehr) 2017-04-05 09:26

    Average precipitation almost at normal levels

    TEHRAN — Iran’s average precipitation has almost hit the normal levels since the beginning of the current water year (Sept. 22, 2016) up until April 2, director for drought and crisis management department of Iran’s Meteorological Organization said.

  • water shortage 2016-12-02 17:45

    Tehran University to host intl. conference on water and environment

    TEHRAN — Tehran University will host the “International Conference on Water and Environment in the New Millennium: Education and Capacity Building” on December 3 to 5.

  • water 2016-11-09 10:33

    Photo of the day

    A live mud statue poses sad by a globe, holding an empty paper cup in front of Tehran Wastewater Treatment booth at Iran's International Press Exhibition 2016 on November 8 (Tehran Times photo/Zeynab Rezaee)

  • علی لاریجانی 2016-10-30 19:59

    Larijani proposes provincial ministers

    TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani proposed on Sunday to work on plans to appoint provincial ministers.