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28m People in Water-Stressed Regions

Residents of Isfahan, Bushehr, Khorasan Razavi, Sistan and Baluchestan, Fars, Kerman and Hormozgan provinces are facing difficulties accessing potable water because these provinces received less rainfall compared to other parts of the country
28m People in Water-Stressed Regions28m People in Water-Stressed Regions

Over 28 million people in Iran (about a third of the population) are living in water-stressed regions. Although this is still a large number causing serious concern, it has decreased by nearly 6.4 million compared to the past year due to good rainfall in the past months.
Heavy precipitation in the current water year (started September) raised the water level in several dams and as a result supply of potable water to many urban and rural areas improved compared to the recent past, the Energy Ministry news portal Paven reported. But all were not as fortunate. 
Despite the better conditions, there are still 28.6 million people in 236 urban regions affected, to varying degrees, by water scarcity and deficit.
Residents of Isfahan, Bushehr, Khorasan Razavi, Sistan and Baluchestan, Fars, Kerman and Hormozgan provinces are facing difficulties accessing potable water because these provinces received less rainfall compared to other parts of the country. 

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