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Title: Iran to ban new high-water consumption industry in dry regions
Date:31 May 2018

Iran has long been faced with a wide range of environmental challenges. These include everything from drought leading to soil erosion and sandstorms to water shortages and air pollution in major cities. With some describing the water shortage as Iran’s crisis of the century, the head of Iran’s Department of Environment has called for a ban on the issuance of operating licenses to large and water-consuming industries in dry and semi-dry regions, and also a prompt revision of current regulations in this regard.

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