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Environment

University Of Tehran Conference To Discuss Role Of Technology In Natural Disasters Relief

PayvandNews – The University of Tehran’s science and technology park will host a conference on the role of technology in natural disasters relief on May 1, ISNA reported. Visit conference’s website The establishment of relief startup network, the role of science and technology parks and universities in natural disaster will be discussed during the conference and some new emerging technologies will …

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Saudi Arabia, UAE send emergency aid to Iran’s flood-stricken areas

Al-Arabia – The Saudi Red Crescent Authority, in coordination with the Emirates Red Crescent sent a relief plane to Tehran carrying 95 tons of humanitarian aid to support those affected by the floods in Iran. Last Friday, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced a joint initiative to help alleviate the suffering of Iranian citizens affected by the recent floods. On Wednesday, …

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Why Iranian authorities failed to minimize flood damage

Al-Monitor – Poor crisis management in the aftermath of the recent floods in Iran has highlighted the weaknesses of management in the country. In fact, deficiencies have become apparent on all levels — whether it’s crisis prevention and management, or lack of coordination and clarity of responsibilities among various state organs. But before discussing some of the shortcomings, it is …

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, A World Heritage Site, Unaffected By Flooding

PayvandN\ews – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran which is known as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has not been affected by flash floods and heavy rainfall that stroke almost all of the country in the past weeks. “Fortunately, up to the moment, no major damage has been caused to the World Heritage site of Shushtar …

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Structures Built By Army And Police Intensified Deadly Flash Floods

Radiofarda – An barrier by the army as well as a leisure and entertainment complex recently built by police in the city of Shiraz have been singled out as factors that intensified the recent deadly flash floods in the ancient city, southern Iran. In its report on the deadly flood, the fact-finding committee of the city council of Shiraz says, …

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Iran’s Khamenei OKs Tapping Special Fund For Flood Relief As Last Resort

RFL/RE – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved drawing up to $2 billion from the country’s National Development Fund as a last resort for aid and reconstruction after catastrophic floods, state media reported on April 15.The government said on April 14 that the floods had caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to roads, bridges, homes, and farmland. …

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Iran Flood Damage Tops $7 Billion, As Khamenei Defers Special Funding

Radiofarda – Contrary to expectations, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has deferred allocating funds from reserves to deal with unprecedented flood damage in Iran. The head of Iran’s Central Bank had said April 8 that it will be impossible to deal with the disaster relying on the current budget and money must be withdrawn from the National Development Fund (NDF). …

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Iran flood death toll rises to 76

Al-Arabia – Seventy-six people have been killed in Iran by floods in recent weeks, according to a new toll published Sunday with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country. “With the death of five people in the Khuzestan province flood and another person in Ilam province the death toll has now reached 76,” since March 19, according …

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Iran Arrests 24 People For Online Postings Of Disastrous Flooding

Iran-HRM – The head of the Cyber Police in Khuzestan said that 24 internet activists were identified and detained for reporting on the devastating floods in the southwestern province, according to the judiciary’s news agency Mizan Online. “Due to the publication of rumors and fake news on the internet which has led to insecurity in the community’s psychological climate, experts …

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Iran’s Lake Urmia Revives Amid Heavy Rains In Recent Months

Radiofarda – Recent prolonged and at times severe rains in Iran have helped put the country’s Lake Urmia on its way to revival, according to the governor of West Azerbaijan Province. Lake Urmia in northwest Iran was on the verge of dying, but has made a comeback after preservation efforts and heavy rains in 2019. April 2019 Lake Urmia, a …

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