WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: LEARNING FROM THE PAST. THE CASE OF QAZVIN PLAIN IN IRAN
Looking more frequently for solutions of water resource management in locale scale as a response to water scarcity and climate change, lead to develop devices more adapted to the accessible water resources and natural water cycle in regional scales. Consider the case of Clunisois, in Burgundy in France, which for more than five years, has suffered from water shortage during summers. The river Grosne and its tributaries dry up, fragilizing more and more agricultural activities and economy of this rural region. Here, the seasonal water scarcity is linked to the problem of the low level of groundwater, that do not recharge sufficiently during wet seasons and are unable to return water during summers, when agricultural and farming activities need it vitally. It is a problem which affects a large part of France today, according to BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) in July 2023: “68% of groundwater levels in France remain below monthly normal in June (66% in May 2023) with many sectors showing low to very low levels”.