Unraveling the Water Crisis

A mind-boggling 700 million cubic meters of water is wasted annually in Iran when the nation’s prominent environmentalists and economic experts are struggling to find meaningful ways to curb consumption and waste
Unraveling the Water CrisisUnraveling the Water Crisis

There is a substantial difference between water consumption patterns in the developed and the developing world.
In countries with low to average GDP like Iran, industry accounts for 2% of total water use, while agriculture devours 90%. In the developed world industries and the agro sector account for 59% and 30% of water consumption, respectively.
According to Ali Seyedzadeh, head of the public relations office at the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa), although a developing country, Iran does not reflect these numbers. Agriculture gobbles up 90% of the water while industries use a meager 2%, IRNA reported.
Regarding household use he said of the total 100 billion cubic meters of total annual water demand in Iran 8% is consumed in homes. In the developed world it is 11%.


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