Iran is burning and a growing water crisis has become one of the country’s six super-challenges, according to Iranian 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.
The farmers in many Iranian provinces are furious at how the government has not been providing their right to water.
Irrigation crisis in Iran
The current water crisis in Iran began almost ten years ago. Iran has virtually dried up all its rivers by exploiting 97% of its surface waters, and there is no more natural water left. This means that if they continue to do this, about 70 percent of Iranians, a population of 50 million people, will have to migrate from the country to survive.
The Iranian regime’s incorrect management has led to the drying of wetlands and the loss of surface and subsoil waters.
One of the Iranian authorities announced: “Now we are faced with spectacular negativity in groundwater resources, which in my opinion, there are fewer countries in the world with these figures. Of course, if this crisis doesn’t take as an emergency fact, this land will surely be in a very dangerous situation in the future. When the country faces environmental, climate and water scarcity, it’s senseless to speak about self-sufficiency.”