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Some 120 Mha of the Country's Watersheds Need IWM and Aquifer Management Operations

Head of FRWO on the sidelines of the ceremony of exploiting the Gundal earthen dam in Borujerd, told reporters: "Some120 million Hectares of the country's watersheds need IWM and aquifer management operations".

Head of FRWO on the sidelines of the ceremony of exploiting the Gundal earthen dam in Borujerd, told reporters: "Some120 million Hectares of the country's watersheds need IWM and aquifer management operations".

According to FRWO’s website, Dr. Masoud Mansour, Deputy Minister and Head of FRWO reiterated:" So far, these projects have been implemented at 31 million hectares, of which six million hectares have been realized in the last 3 years."

Dr. Mansour stated that the funds for the implementation of these projects have been provided by the National Development Fund (NDF), noted that the implementation of IWM projects is subject to government funding, but in this regard, donors and other partnerships are also meet the needs.

Deputy Minister stated: "About 40 to 50% of meat is produced in rangelands and 8650 villages of the country are located in high risk areas prone to flash flood and water erosion, and implementation of IWM projects helps the flood prevention, and reduces any future damages in the critical and high-risk areas of flood-prone provinces".






























 

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