Introducing the water transfer plan of Oman Sea to Isfahan
The region of central plateau of Iran is especially important for the development of the non-oil economy because of its high industrial, mining and tourism potential as well as its economic-social importance and strategic role in political geography and gross national product.
Due to its geographical location, Isfahan province has certain limitations and potentials; one of its main limitations is the limitation in the volume of water needed for development. Due to its relative advantages, the lack of water in this region has become the basis for the emergence of social and security crises. Smooth topography, being located on the main route from north to south and east to west, moderate and four-season climate, the existence of necessary infrastructure for development … are some of the relative advantages of this province providing main reasons for migration to it. The existence of these relative advantages has been the basis for the development of all kinds of industries in this province, especially in the Zayandeh Rood basin. Foreign security threats have long made this province a suitable place for the establishment of large and mother industries.
Zayandeh Rood basin has a special place in Isfahan province so that more than 90% of the province’s industries are located in it. The presence of water, being close to the main infrastructures such as the airport, the railway, the existence of higher educational centers, … differentiate this watershed from other parts of the province.
The existence of water crisis in the Zayandeh Rood catchment area during the last two decades has turned this area into one of the centers of social and security crisis. In order to overcome this crisis, transferring water from Oman Sea to supply water needed by industries is on the agenda.
The purpose of this project in the first phase is to supply water to large industries located in this catchment area. It is obvious that due to the establishment of most industries in this province and the possibility of using this water by other industries, it will be possible to transfer water to other industries in other parts of the province.