Failed Policies, Falling Aquifers: Unpacking Groundwater Overabstraction in Iran

Ehsan Tavakoli-Nabavi

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    Abstract

    ABSTRACT: The rapid depletion of aquifers around the world is a growing concern. This depletion raises important questions at national and local levels about different aspects of groundwater over-exploitation and related social and political implications. Iran is a country which has historically relied on groundwater resources for development purposes, but in recent decades it has experienced a progressive decline in water levels of aquifers across the country. Groundwater policies and measures to control overabstraction have largely failed to restore the groundwater balance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)699-724
    JournalWater Alternatives
    Volume11
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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