Tehran, Iran, March 17
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Iran has managed to save on 4.2 mcm/year of water in the agriculture sector over the past 3.5 years, said Mohamad Hossein Shariatmadar, head of Strategic Studies Research Center at Iran Chamber of Trade, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture.
He said the economizing has been achieved thanks to a nationwide water efficiency program, IRNA news agency reported March 17.
Accordingly, he said, over the past 3.5 years each year water efficiency in the sector has improved by six percent.
Based on the same program, last year (which ended March 19, 2016) Iran saved 475 mcm of ground water and it is expected to save on 5.7 bcm over the next five years, Shariatmadar stated.