‘Water Bankruptcy’ Is Here

‘Water Bankruptcy’ Is Here
‘Water Bankruptcy’ Is Here

Challenges in the face of water shortages in Iran have been long dubbed as a major crisis but the reality is that the country now is on the verge of water bankruptcy, the chairman of the Technical Committee for Flood Evaluation & Dam Safety at the Iranian National Committee on Large Dams said.
“The present conditions cannot be defined as critical but rather bankrupt because a crisis is a critical situation when there is potential to get back to normalcy. But bankruptcy means that chances for recovery [if any] are very slim,” ILNA quoted Mostafa Fadaifard as saying.
Addressing the “water crisis” means depleted rivers and wetlands may be restored, groundwater resources replenished and water scarcity alleviated, whereas at present “nature is not capable of such redress.” 


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