Dilemma of Illegal Water Wells

Injudicious use of groundwater from legal and illegal wells has emerged as a major problem in Iran's struggle against the apparently unending water crisis
Dilemma of Illegal Water Wells
Dilemma of Illegal Water Wells

One major issue in water management in Iran is the exploitation of groundwater resources, and an important measure taken in this regard is the unending struggle against illegal water wells. 
The managing director of Iran Water Resources Management Company, Mohammad Hajrasouliha,  reiterated the point at a seminar on ‘NGOs, Social Capital and Water and Energy Management’ in Tehran on Wednesday.
“There are almost 470,000 legal and 320,000 illegal wells in the country,” the Energy Ministry news portal Paven quoted him as saying.
“Every year 13,000 to 14,000 illegal wells are sealed,” Hajrasouliha noted. “However, in doing so, we come across a highly critical issue: the people’s livelihood.”


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