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Water Crisis and the People’s Missing Role

Water Crisis and the People’s Missing RoleWater Crisis and the People’s Missing Role

Above-average rainfall in the last few years notwithstanding, water levels in underground tables have been falling due to overconsumption, a researcher at the Water Policy Research Institution said.
“Extraction of water from aquifers is much higher than the volume of water flowing in and that is why normal rainfall will not replenish the diminishing underground reserves,” Anoush Nouri Esfandiari was quoted as saying by ILNA.
The Energy Ministry has mainly focused on technical and technological strategies namely watershed management, flood dispersal, smart meters or drip irrigation systems.
“Nonetheless, there is one big missing link. There will be no success even after applying the new techniques without people's cooperation,” he noted.

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