Water Stress Getting Worse

Iran is experiencing unprecedented climate-related problems such as drying of lakes and rivers, dust storms, record-breaking temperatures, droughts and floods
Water Stress Getting Worse
Water Stress Getting Worse

At least 210 cities will encounter heightened water tension between June and September, director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company of Iran (Abfa) said.
“In 7,000 rural districts, potable water will be supplied via tankers in the summer and more rural areas are likely to be added to the list,” IRNA also quoted Hamidreza Janbaz as saying.
When necessary, water will be cut and rationed in big cities and small towns, he added.
Janbaz said close to 150 urban and rural areas were on the verge of water tension last summer, which is projected to cross 210 principally due to poor rains (145 millimeters) since September 2020 when the new water year began. 
Precipitation in the same period of last fiscal year (Sep. 2019-Feb. 2020) was 302 millimeters. 


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