FAO urges joint cooperation on water scarcity in Iran

FAO urges joint cooperation on water scarcity in Iran

FAO urges joint cooperation on water scarcity in Iran

 

 
The FAO Representative underscored that Iran itself has been experiencing major water challenges that have turned water security into a national priority at the moment and added:  “population growth, climate change, increasing demand, and declining supply are among the factors increasingly adding pressure on water resources in the country".
 
On the occasion of commemoration of the first National Water Day, Serge Nakouzi, the FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran by highlighting the fact that currently agriculture uses about 70% of all fresh water withdrawals globally and up to 95% in several developing countries said: “ particularly in the Near East and North Africa Region (NENA), which is already naturally exposed to chronic shortage of water, countries need to cope with one of their most striking challenges: the pursuit of food and water security for sustainable social and economic development, under an unprecedented severe escalation of water scarcity”.

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