Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
The water shortage has reached a critical level in Tabriz, Isfahan, Khuzestan, Qum, Mashhad and Hamadan provinces, Advisor of Iran's Energy Minister Hamidrza Janbaz said on Nov.17, MEHR agency reported.
According to Janbaz, currently a special program is being worked out in order to solve the water shortage problem in next three years.
"A drought is being observed in the country for nearly 13 years. The demand for water increases with the population growth," Janbaz said.
In July Iran's water supply company warned in a special statement about the water shortage in several cities of the country and imposing quotas for fresh water.
Iran is located in an arid zone and the country has repeatedly faced with drought in recent 40 years.
The drought of 1992-2002 caused a major blow on agriculture. There were imposed quotas for fresh water in several cities including Tehran.