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Water Tension Likely to Worsen

Energy Ministry data show almost 26 million Iranians are struggling with varying degrees of water scarcity and related challenges that have deteriorated over time
Water Tension Likely to Worsen
Water Tension Likely to Worsen

At least 200 big cities small towns are expected to face severe water tension between June and September, the deputy for supervisory affairs at the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa) said.
“Close to 150 urban and rural areas were on the verge of water tension last summer. This number is projected to cross 200 largely due to poor rains (150 millimeters) since Sept. 2020 when the new water year began,” ISNA quoted Hamidreza Kashfi as saying.
Precipitation in the same period last year (Sep. 2019-Feb. 2020) was 250 millimeters. Energy Ministry data show that close to 26 million people are struggling with varying degrees of water scarcity and related challenges that have only deteriorated as the blame game continues among ministries and relevant organizations.

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