Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25
By Kamyar Eghbalnejad – Trend:
The Netherlands RWB Water Services plans to invest in the treatment of wastewater in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Ladan Adili, country manager at RWB Water Services, has told Trend that the firm is currently transferring its pilot equipment to Iran in order to collect data for the purification of wastewater in Tehran.
She further estimated that the project would be implemented in a period of nine months to one year.
Ladan Adili added that the project seeks to save water in Iran, a country which faces shortage of water, and provide the industrial units with the required water.
Iran's total annual water consumption is approximately 93 billion cubic meters, out of which about 92 percent is used in agriculture (86 billion cubic meters), 6.6 percent in municipality (6.18 billion cubic meters), and 1.2 percent in industry (1.12 billion cubic meters), according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Up to 70 percent of water used in the agriculture sector is being wasted, Iranian officials say.