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Warning About Absolute Water Scarcity

Warning About Absolute Water Scarcity Warning About Absolute Water Scarcity

With the current patterns of water use and wastage,  shortages will be such by 2050, when the population reaches 117 million (from 82 million now), that the country will suffer from absolute water scarcity, the secretary of the national workgroup on adaptation to water shortage said.
“Iran is among the top 20 countries with high water consumption and if present trends persist, almost all underground water resources will dry up within the next 30 years,” Banafsheh Zahraee said.
The workgroup to tackle water shortages was established in March. Its mandate is not limited to policymaking as it also oversees provincial plans on adapting to water scarcity and helps implement projects.

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