Iran scrambles to save Lake Orumiyeh | News | Al Jazeera

Iran scrambles to save Lake Orumiyeh

The largest lake in the Middle East is drying up due to a lack of rain, dam construction and poor water management.

    An environmental disaster is unfolding in northwest Iran.

    Lake Orumiyeh, which was once the largest lake in the Middle East, is rapidly drying up.

    Water mismanagement, a lack of rain and the building of a nearby dam are some of the causes.

    The Government has developed 19 solutions to try to save Orumiyeh.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Orumiyeh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.