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Iran’s Energy Minister says the country will run out of groundwater if people continue using it excessively.
The inhabitants of Hormozgan desert, southern Iran, have participated in programs to revive the deserts.
Iran, like many other countries in the Middle East, is gripped with a long-term drought and a serious water crisis. A comparison of the way other countries have decreased their water consumption shows that the Iranian government may be able to manage the crisis by raising the price of water.
The secretary of the IUESA said that some experts have estimated that about two-thirds of the world’s population will suffer from severe or relative water scarcity by 2025.
Iranian and German officials have reached an understanding for joint cooperation in the water supply and sanitation sector.
An Iranian news website has quoted environment experts as blaming mismanagement for water shortages in Iran.
Giving an ultimatum to managers, the deputy energy minister warned that if they are not motivated enough to contribute to water management, they’d better step down.