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Iran's water crisis

By: Molly Hall Follow | Marina BERTSCH | Valérie DEKIMPE | Sonia BARITELLO | Salomé SAQUÉ
1 min

It's an environmental issue that's become a thorny political problem. Iran has been experiencing severe drought for several years. A growing population, increased water consumption and government mismanagement are all to blame. Scientists warn that if nothing is done, Iran could reach a state of extreme water stress by 2040. So will Iran's drought be a catalyst for change? The Down To Earth team takes a closer look.

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