The Ministry of Energy and Water will invest $450 million in a key dam project in Arghandab district in Kandahar province, officials said on Friday. Building irrigation canals and networks as well as increasing the capacity of Kandahar’s Dahla Dam basins are parts of the projects. The ministry has started work on...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
The Hamouns are transboundary wetlands on the Iran-Afghan border made up of three lakes: Hamoun-e Helmand, which is entirely in Iran, Hamoun-e Sabari on the border, and Hamoun-e Puzak, almost entirely inside Afghanistan. The three lakes are linked and fed by water from the Helmand River which starts in the...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
The deteriorating security in western Afghanistan may soon be worsened by a water crisis. A snowballing militancy, desiccating wetlands, and environmental migration create a trifecta of challenges to test the mettle of the Afghan government and complicate its already-tense relations with Iran. In western Afghanistan, intense and increasingly frequent skirmishes between...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
Earlier this month, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a speech in the Iranian Parliament, warned of reciprocity against Afghanistan over the issue of water rights should Afghanistan continue to disregard Iran’s demands. "At this point in time, we are left with one option and that’s reciprocity; that is, to...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
Two years ago, Usman Noorzai was standing in his village of Shade Bara when he heard a rumbling sound.
Shade Bara is particularly at risk of flooding. It...Read moreLink to the Original
Four days after the Taliban’s attack on Farah City, a senior government delegation on Saturday met with representatives of Farah - a meeting covered live by the media - where they heard suggestions and complaints from the people and presented their report on how the attack happened. The Defense Minister Lieutenant...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
TEHRAN — Iran and Afghanistan should resume negotiations on the water rights of Hamoun wetlands, YJC quoted Masoud Tajrishi, deputy chief of the Department of Environment, as saying on Friday.The Hamouns are transboundary wetlands on the Iran-Afghan border made up of three lakes: Hamoun-e Helmand, which is entirely in...Read more Download Document Link to the Original
Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said by building dams on Hirmand River, the eastern neighbor Afghanistan has significantly reduced the volume of water entering Iranian territories in Sistan-Baluchestan Province. “Over the past year, Afghanistan has blocked the flow of Hirmand water into the country, such that the volume has decreased to 2-3...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
President Ashraf Ghani’s senior advisor for infrastructure Humayun Qayumi on Saturday said at a press conference in Kabul the 21 Dam Project has been delayed as technical assessments are incomplete. Qayumi said the Ministry of Water and Energy has not completed its assessments, despite the plans having been drawn up two years ago. The Ministry of Water and Energy unveiled its plan...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original
The Middle East, oil rich but water poor, with about 6 percent of the world’s population, has only 1 percent of the Earth’s renewable water resources. Fourteen Middle East and North African countries are among the 33 most water-stressed in the world.
Climate change, drought and population growth have...Read moreDownload Document Link to the Original