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Confab Focuses on Water Diplomacy, Management

Water diplomacy has many aspects that should be accorded equal attention to ensure efficiency
Experts believe policies should be directed at improving management rather than seeking new resources. Experts believe policies should be directed at improving management rather than seeking new resources.

During the National Conference on Water Diplomacy and Hydropolitical Opportunities in West Asia, efficient management of water resources was underscored as key to addressing the prevailing challenges. 
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi expressed regret that throughout history, the main focus has always been on supplying water by any means rather than investing in the management of consumption, Fars News Agency reported. 
"Even though our groundwater resources are shrinking, there is still demand for supply and the Foreign Ministry is expected to provide it through diplomacy," he said.  

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