. "Agricultural Drought Management in Iran--Sayed-Farhad Mousavi." Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling: Proceedings of an Iranian-American Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
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Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling: Proceedings of an Iranian-American Workshop
Control population growth.
Prevent decline of rural and tribal economies.
Water scarcity in the future will mainly be due to unplanned usage and not water shortage. It is not too late to consider the actual facts and figures of Iran’s water resources carefully and restructure agricultural drought management. Drought can serve as a catalyst for positive change—a move toward new and more sustainable approaches to managing water. Above-average rainfalls in one or two years should not deceive us into forgetting drought and water scarcity problems. We should think of the future generations.
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