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US and Iranian Researchers Collaborate on Lake Urmia Restoration

April 26, 2021
Speaking of Iran
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US and Iranian Researchers Collaborate on Lake Urmia Restoration

Experts from Iran and the United States have transcended their countries’ geopolitical differences to work together on a pioneering project to restore Lake Urmia, writes Kelsie Homan for Utah State University.

In a rare exchange, scientists and water resources engineers from Iran and Utah are collaborating on a bold scientific study to restore one of the world's largest saline lakes.

Lake Urmia—a massive salt lake in Iran's northwest and a sister to Utah's Great Salt Lake—has lost nearly 95 percent of its volume over the last two decades.

"We're at the tipping point," said professor and lead author Somayeh Sima of Tarbiat Modares University in Iran. "Every single step matters. We have to take action now."

Read the whole article on Phys.org.

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