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Iran’s water crisis emerging dangerously

Water crisis in Iran
Water crisis in Iran

Analysis by: PMOI/MEK


Iran, June 10, 2018 - The country of Iran is burning and a growing water crisis has become one of the six super-challenges, according to regime officials.

The Anzali Wetlands in northern Iran are nearly destroyed, according to the state ILNA news agency.

Recognized internationally and considered one of the largest homes to migrating birds and fishes in Iran, the Anzali Wetlands are now sharing the fate of 60 other wetlands across Iran that are on the verge of complete annihilation due to wrong policies adopted by the ruling mullahs’ regime.


Villages without water

A member of the Iranian regime’s parliament from the city of Iranshahr in southeast Iran has recently said, “3,000 villages of Sistan & Baluchistan Province lack any drinking water network.”

“1,200 villages in this province have water delivered with trucks,” said Mohammad Naeim Amini-Fard in an interview with the state ISNA news agency.

In other areas of Iran, due to the lack of adequate resources, trucks deliver drinking water to 110 villages of Golestan Province in northern Iran, according to the state IRNA news agency quoting the director of Village Water & Sewage Systems Department.

The population of these 110 villages sits at 44,849 people.

This report is blaming water shortages on the Iranian regime’s neglect regarding the consumption needs of this province, and the differences between farmers, and the share needed for agricultural lands in Golestan Province.

Another state news agency, Tasnim, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, also published a report in this regard.

“The tensions resulting from water shortages in Isfahan (central Iran) is now signaling a water crisis at the end of this summer. As in previous years, the low water levels of Zayandeh-rud River reserves have during the past eight months resulted in Isfahan’s farmers, becoming unable to use the river’s water for their farming. This has resulted in Isfahan’s farmers launching numerous anti-regime demonstrations.


Semnan: Drinking water shortage

Another Iranian regime parliament member referred to the case of decreasing drinking water levels of Semnan in central Iran.

“Semnan Province needs at least 200 million cubic meters of water. Otherwise, droughts will force people to migrate to Tehran or other neighboring provinces, leading to dangerous conditions,” Hassan Beigi said.

“Conditions in this province have become so difficult we cannot allocate any water for our industrial needs,” he added.


Some numbers

However, even if household consumption to 110 liters, or even down to zero, will this resolve the water crises?

Iran has a population of 81 million. Each individual has a maximum share of 160 liters of water/day. As a result, household water consumption reaches 4.75 billion cubic meters each year.

With Iran consuming 97 billion cubic meters of water annually, the share of every household equals to less than five percent. Logically, five percent cannot play a major role in this crisis.

The fingers should be pinpointed at the regime ruling Iran, with its unbridled policy – or lack thereof – in building dams. The end result is destroying jungles and wetlands, a very premature agricultural system, water resources being literally stolen and rerouted for military purposes and industries controlled by the Revolutionary Guards, uncontrolled well diggings and …

These measures are destroying Iran’s water resources, pushing the entire country into an unprecedented water crisis in many provinces.