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MP: Desalination Crucial to Help Ease Drought

MP: Desalination Crucial to Help Ease DroughtMP: Desalination Crucial to Help Ease Drought

To compensate for the widespread drought in Iran, 30 billion cubic meters of seawater should be desalinated and transferred to areas struggling with water shortage, a member of the parliament said.
“For a century, the country’s annual rainfall stood at 650 billion cubic meters, but it fell to 400 billion cubic meters in the past 16 years and 350 bcm in the past two to three years,” Abolfazl Hassan-Beigi was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency on Saturday.
Some 18 provinces are hit by water crisis, he added.
 

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