Drought and Groundwater Overdraft Problems Persist

As per Energy Ministry data, the level of renewable water resources has dropped below 100 billion cubic meters. According to the Falkenmark Indicator, there is about 1,100 cubic meters of water for every Iranian per year
Drought and Groundwater Overdraft Problems Persist
Drought and Groundwater Overdraft Problems Persist

Iran is among the countries facing extreme water stress and the situation is very likely to deteriorate this summer due to low rainfall since the current water year (began Sept 2020), the chairman of the Technical Committee for Flood Evaluation & Dam Safety at the Iranian National Committee on Large Dams said.
“It is forecast that at least 200 cities in Iran will face water paucity in summer. However, the amount of rainfall can influence that number,” Mehr News Agency quoted Mostafa Fadaei as saying.
Water scarcity, which is broadly the lack of access to adequate quantities of water for human and environmental use, is increasingly being recognized in many countries as a serious and growing concern.


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