Water Crisis Looms Over Iran

Water Crisis Looms Over Iran
Water Crisis Looms Over Iran

Studies by scientists at the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that the Middle East and North Africa are becoming drier and warmer regions, which will exacerbate the region’s water crisis, especially in Iran, a water researcher said.
“Rising temperature, shortage of rainfall and prolonged droughts have intensified the situation and it is estimated that by 2050, about 90 million people in the region will be exposed to severe water stress and groundwater resources will decrease more than before,” Mostafa Fadaei-Fard was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
“In addition, agricultural production will decline significantly due to the lack of water resources. Studies show that by 2050, climate change will have a negative impact on crop yield in the Middle East and North Africa, while the need for agricultural products will increase due to population growth,” he added.


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