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Iran’s Director of Water Resources Management calls the Country’s Underground Water Crisis “Disastrous”

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Iran Focus

London, 6 October – The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reports on October 4, that the Director of the Iranian regime’s water resources management has revealed that 330 plains in the country are faced with water crisis.

The Director said, “Underground water crisis (in the country) is a disaster and an earthquake that its effects will be seen in the future.” 

On October 3, Mohammad Haj Rasouliha, director of the water resources management company, referred to the problems of drought in the past 9 years, saying,“Despite the fact that the average rainfall in the country was close to normal, the provinces of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Yazd, Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchistan, Isfahan and Fars faced with the problem of drought.” 

He the reiterated the challenges of water management, “Water management structure has several problems including lack of attention to land use, unemployment and legislations inconsistent with the policies,” and added, “The protection of underground water is another problem which has sounded the alarms… If Orumiyeh lagoon (lake) is caught in crisis on the ground, 300 other underground lagoons and wetlands like Orumiyeh are involved in water shortage crisis.” 

“There has been no spending of the national plans credits and funds and only a small amount of the bonds has been spent (on these projects),” he said, regarding the national projects funding.

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