Kerman Looking for New Water Solutions

Kerman Looking for New Water Solutions Kerman Looking for New Water Solutions

The plains around Kerman City, capital of the namesake province, no longer have the capacity for more deep wells to reach groundwater resources, and water transfer is the only way to meet its water needs, the civil coordination affairs deputy of the Kerman governor said.
With the rise in water consumption since the start of summer, “we are facing difficulty meeting demand in the city,” ISNA quoted Mostafa Ayatollahi Mousavi as saying.
Water demand in Kerman is 3,000 liters per second while maximum production capacity in the arid city is 1,850 liters/second. Drinking water in Kerman is supplied entirely from groundwater sources.
According to provincial authorities, the region’s groundwater balance is negative; meaning that the rate of water withdrawal is over and above recharge.
Prolonged drought and rising temperatures in Iran, in line with global warming, have led to a decline in the recharge of groundwater resources. Moreover, withdrawal from these sources has been rising rapidly. 


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