EghtesadOnline: Tehran is keen on using international expertise and cooperating with global organizations to address its worsening water crisis, the energy minister’s advisor for international affairs said.
EghtesadOnline: Developing infrastructures to divert water from locations where it is abundant to locations facing a shortage is an unsustainable supply-oriented management policy and can do very little to ease the growing water crisis, an Iranian professor at the Concordia University, Quebec, Canada, said.
EghtesadOnline: Large-scale operations carried out by eastern and western neighboring states to control cross-border rivers have compounded Iran’s mounting water crisis, the head of the Water Affairs Faculty at Shahid Chamran University in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, said.
EghtesadOnline: There is a substantial difference between water consumption patterns in the developed and the developing world.
EghtesadOnline: Large volumes of underground water that were supposed to be consumed over the next century have already been used in the last five decades, an environmentalist and head of the Environment Committee for Social Health Department of UNESCO said.
EghtesadOnline: Higher precipitation in recent days has not defused Tehran’s water crisis that continues to worsen, head of the Base Studies Department in the provincial water company said.
EghtesadOnline: To help ease the water crisis in the drought-stricken central plateau, a wastewater treatment plant will become operational in Ezhieh in Isfahan Province, head of the provincial water company said.
EghtesadOnline: Dwindling underground water resources have forced 20 million people from small towns and villages to the countryside in the last two decades, deputy head of the Underground Water Resources Protection Unit of Iran Water Resource Management said.
EghtesadOnline: Efficient management of demand and developing effective resource management techniques (compared to water transfer projects) would be more practical in addressing water crisis, but in practice have been largely neglected in Iran.
EghtesadOnline: The water crisis unfolding across continents is a global challenge that needs to be addressed through meaningful collaboration and networking, the officer-in-charge of the UNESCO Tehran cluster office said in Tehran Thursday on the sidelines of a meeting of the board of governors of the Regional Centre for Urban Water Management.