Reviving the Dying Giant: Addressing the Political Causes of Water Shortage in the Zayandeh Rud River, Iran

Author
Ali Yousefi, Christian Knieper, Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
The Zayandeh Rud, one of the main rivers in Iran, suffers from severe water scarcity caused by competition among different water users. Overcoming the dominance of supply-oriented water management, strengthening transparency and more collaborative governance would help address the water crisis.
Topic
Politics, Natural Resources, Water
Political Geography
Iran, Middle East