Motivated by environmental issues, I designed this book to raise awareness of a site-specific concern in present-day Iran.

In the late 1990's Lake Urmia, was the largest salt-water lake in the Middle East. Since then, it has shrunk substantially and then sliced in half in 2008 by a 15-km causeway designed to shorten the travel time between the cities of Urmia and Tabriz. The causeway has made it difficult for water to circulate between the northern and southern arms of the lake. Drought and intensive water diversion for agriculture have limited the amount of freshwater reaching the lake. While international help is important, Iranians must lead restoration efforts for the lake and other water bodies such as Shadegan, Gav-Khuni, Bakhtegan, Anzali, and Hamouns. The Islamic Regime's push for development is destroying the nation's water resources as short-sighted projects transfer water to supply inefficient agriculture and growing urban areas. Without a pragmatic action plan, Iran faces severe water stress.

︎︎︎type of work Editorial
︎︎︎year 2022

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