Water & Wastewater

Azerbaijan & Russia and Iran discuss security issues in Caspian Sea

During the meeting, they discussed the situation in the Caspian Sea, the state and prospects of the cooperation on ensuring border security, and work done in combating smuggling, illegal migration, illegal fishing, and expressed readiness to exchange mutual information and experience on the above-mentioned fields. 

The sides stressed the necessity of holding joint border exercises. They also noted the importance of reciprocal friendship visits of the border guard ships. 

Finland, Iran to explore co-op in forest, water management, agriculture

“This will be the minister’s first visit to Tehran and he will be coming with a delegation of 35 members,” the Finnish ambassador to Iran Harry Kamarainen told the Tehran Times on Wednesday. 

During the visit, the Finnish minister will meet with Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and Iran's Department of Environment chief Masoumeh Ebtekar. 

Iran keen to boost co-op with Azerbaijan in water and electricity spheres

Chitchian touched upon the Khoda Afarin dam project, saying remaining problems will be settled soon.

He also said that Tehran and Baku have held talks over construction of geothermal and wind power plants in Iran’s Meshkin Shahr and Khaf cities respectively, and the projects are said to kick off soon.

Iran, Algeria to found joint water company;

On the sidelines of a meeting with the visiting Algerian Minister of Water Resources and Environment Abdelwahab Nouri, Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian told the reporters “new firms will begin activities on organizing and examining the status of water resources in collaboration with the private sector.”

During the meeting, the two ministers discussed mutual cooperation in management of water resources and sewage treatment.

Iran seeking Japanese investment in autos, water

     Ali Tayyebnia, Iran's economic affairs and finance minister, on Thursday discussed opportunities for foreign investment in Iran and the government's economic plan in an interview with The Nikkei.

     While the steep decline in oil prices has clouded the near-term economic prospects of the oil-producing nation, the lifting of economic sanctions by the West should help the Iranian economy, Tayyebnia said. Iran is hoping to achieve inflation-adjusted growth of 8% in its gross domestic product this year. Many analysts estimate the growth rate will be around 6%, he added.

Minister Calls for Japanese Automakers’ Investment in Iran:

Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia discussed opportunities for foreign investment in Iran and the government's economic plan in a Thursday interview with Japan’s The Nikkei.

Iran offers significant opportunities for automakers, with a market of more than 70 million people. It can also serve as an export base to neighboring countries in Central Asia and other areas, Tayyebnia said.

He called on Toyota Motor and other Japanese automakers to actively invest in Iran and transfer their technology.

Iran to sell heavy water to US under nuclear deal

Ali Asghar Zarean also denied reports Iran had dismantled the core of its Arak nuclear reactor, a key step in the deal that is to see sanctions lifted in exchange for limits on Tehran's nuclear programme.

"Iran will sell 40 tonnes of its excess heavy water to the United States through a third country," Zarean, deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

"Six tonnes of the exported heavy water will be used in nuclear facilities and the rest in American research centres," he said.

Water in Hyde Park district finally meets standard

On Dec. 23, another letter went out. Only this one was different.

It said concentrations of certain byproducts of the disinfection process had dropped below federal warning levels for the first time in more than two years.

"I am so happy," Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr said. "It's been one of the most troubling issues during my entire tenure."

Expanding water supplies: Report shows benefits, risks of stormwater and graywater

Sharvelle, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and head of CSU’s Urban Water Center, served on a 12-member national committee charged with addressing the benefits and challenges of stormwater and graywater as supplemental water sources, as the nation faces widespread water shortages and droughts.

Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and state standards. The law requires the park's owners to post the warnings. But they are awkwardly worded and in English, a language few of the park's dozens of Spanish-speaking families can read.

"It says you can drink the water — but if you drink the water over a period of time, you can get cancer," said Alvarez, whose working-class family has no choice but keep drinking and cooking with the tainted tap water daily, as they have since Alvarez was just learning to walk. "They really don't explain."