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 The current water year (started Sept. 23) has been a rare one in terms of rainfall and the worst in 40 years.
 The current water year (started Sept. 23) has been a rare one in terms of rainfall and the worst in 40 years.
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lawmakers Look Into Issue of Water Scarcity

Government officials and lawmakers met on Wednesday to discuss the current conditions of the country’s water supplies and ways to adapt
Rationing water is not a priority at the moment, though it is a possible option to be considered
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lawmakers Look Into Issue of Water Scarcity

A closed parliamentary session attended by ministers of energy and agriculture was held on Wednesday to discuss the critical and deteriorating issue of water shortage. 
According to lawmaker Kamaleddin Shahriari, the main topic of discussions was the ongoing drought, the consequent drop in water resources and its effects on potable and farming supplies. 
Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian presented a report of precipitation in recent years compared with the long-term average of the past 30, 40 and 50 years.
According to the report, the current water year (started Sept. 23) has been a rare one in terms of rainfall and the worst in 40 years. 
"Many provinces, including Kerman, South Khorasan and Sistan-Baluchestan, are experiencing up to 70% decline in precipitation," he was quoted as saying by Shahriari, Mehr News Agency reported. 
The minister stressed the importance of modern technologies such as cloud seeding and wastewater treatment. 

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