Caspian-Semnan Water Project Divisive

Experts say that the colossal amounts that will spent on sea water transfers should instead be used to educate the people and help researchers propose efficient water conservation technologies
Caspian-Semnan Water Project Divisive
Caspian-Semnan Water Project Divisive

With almost 500 million cubic meters of water wasted in the industrial and farming sectors in Semnan Province, a plan to transfer water from the Caspian Sea in the north to the arid region would indeed be an exercise in futility, an expert at the Research Institute for Forests and Range and director of the Public Participation Office of the Department of Environment said.
"An estimated 300 mcm of water is wasted due to old farming systems and a large volume (200 mcm) of drinking water is lost due to seepage and rusting pipelines in households and industries in the province," Mohammad Darvish told ILNA.
The Caspian-Semnan Water Transfer Project is planned to divert 200 mcm of desalinated water from to the central plateau. What is worrying environmentalists and climatologists is the fact that governments are willing to spend huge amounts on sea water transfer but do little to reduce water waste, Darvish complained.


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