Soil Pollution Atlas

Soil Pollution AtlasSoil Pollution Atlas

Soil and water resources have a special role in the comprehensive planning of the national environmental system. Given the rapid pace of development and critical status of biological resources, including increasing water pollution, soil erosion and loss of soil fertility, updating the relevant laws and regulations is essential, said Hassan Pasandideh, director general, water and soil office at the Department of the Environment (DoE).

Recently, the DoE has taken up the task of creating soil pollution atlas in 11 provinces “to study and improve the country’s soil and water resources.”

Also developing a standard index for water and soil resources, drafting soil legislation and providing soil decontamination instructions are among important measures taken by the DoE, Mehr news agency reported.