Donya-e-Eqtesad daily: The need to restore Iran’s Qanats
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On its June 28th issue – Donyaye-Eqtesad Daily Newspaper – published an Op-Ed written by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representive, Mr. Gary Lewis.
In this Op-ed, Mr. Lewis stated: "Over one-quarter of all land in Iran is covered by two harsh deserts. But the ancient Persians were among the first to find a solution to overcome the challenge of bringing water to where people wanted to live. Theirs was a unique and environmentally-friendly system for transferring groundwater to settlements all across the desert. What they invented was the Qanat."