26m Face Water Shortage

26m Face Water Shortage
26m Face Water Shortage

The temporary rise in water levels behind dams cannot guarantee the sustainable supply of potable water in the long term unless water management and related issues gets top priority.
Precipitation in the last few days raised water levels in dams by 39%, surpassing 26 billion cubic meters, ISNA reported.
Based on Energy Ministry data, some 233 cities and small towns are on the verge of water tension. The crisis stems from a variety of factors, not the least being ageing and insufficient water infrastructure to conflicts with neighboring states.
Analysts say poor management and excessive consumption (especially farming) have exacerbated water tension in the country of 82 million.


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