A grand but faulty vision for Iran’s water problems

May 10, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

A grand but faulty vision for Iran’s water problems

See original/source content: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/09/iran-desalination-water

A grand vision of eliminating water scarcity looks attractive for tens of millions of people in the desert cities of central Iran worried about drought. Ambitious water transfer projects are being put in place to answer a call from President Hassan Rouhani.
Two high-profile projects would see desalinised water transferred to the central plateau from the Caspian Sea, and from the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.
Mohammadreza Khabbaz, governor of Semnan, a province sandwiched between the lush Caspian Sea coastline and the central salt desert, is a staunch supporter of the Caspian Sea water transfer project as a “permanent” solution.



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