Lake Urmia Group

       Lake Urmia is a salt lake in northwestern Iran, near Iran's border with Turkey. The lake is between the Iranian provinces of East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan, west of the southern portion of the similarly shaped Caspian Sea. It is the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth largest saltwater lake on earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km² (2,000 mile²). Unfortunately An Environmental disaster is happening, Lake Urmia is drying up. So, every environmental government force, Collegiate foundation and NGO in Iran are now concerned about this crisis, because of the huge environmental, political, economic and social effects of it. The influence will not be limited to just local range, it has become a global concern. 

      On September 26, 2013, a controversial seminar was held at University of Tehran with privileged presence of Hamid Chitchiyan, Iran's minister of energy, and Masoumeh Ebtekar, head of department of Environment. The challenging atmosphere of the conference, made it one of the most discussed meetings in association with saving the Urmia Lake. After this phenomenal seminar, by an order of Dr Reza Maknoon, a special panel was founded at Amirkabir office of Sustainability, with duty of observing the progressions made towards saving the lake. Office of sustainability at Amirkabir University of Technology will be the collegiate focal point for saving the Lake of Urmia.


Shahab Karimifard,
Coordinator of "Lake Urmia" Group,
Amirkabir Office of Sustainability.

You can find more information about this group on the following links:


Coordinator (Shahab Karimifard)



   Click & you can find useful links about Lake Urmia, in English & Persian (Daily Update)



Our reports and articles about Lake Urmia


AUT Office of Sustainability, Room 904, 9th floor, Textile Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Hafez Ave, Tehran, Iran

Tell: (+98) 21 64545009

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