Isfahan to replace high water requirement plants with perennials

The managing director of the Parks and Green Space Organization of the Municipality of Isfahan said, "This body produces perennials including drought-resistant plants and grass on a 34-hectare land at a much lower cost than the private sector."

Iran (IMNA) - Forogh Mortazaeinezhad noted, "Due to the current drought, the use of different drought resistant species plants is on the agenda of Isfahan's Parks and Green Space Organization.

She added, "There were 450 hectares of grass in the city of Isfahan, most of which were non-resistant and high water requirement ones; so, it was decided to replace plants tending to have fairly high water requirements with sun-loving and drought-resistant grass. "

Droughts are among the most devastating natural disasters on earth. Already today, millions of people around the world are affected by droughts every year. The direct and indirect impacts of these droughts are increasingly challenging as they permeate all areas of our lives; local water supply systems, the natural environment, agricultural production, infrastructure, energy supply and the local economy.

Faced with a drought, it’s obligatory for municipal officials to reduce the amount of space that needs water. Parks, public green spaces and private gardens are usually the first to go.

Municipalities generally respond to a drought by restricting water use, and then to look at ways to cover spaces with drought - tolerant plants.

As the majority of Isfahan has been under drought conditions for years, the Parks and Green Space Organization of the Municipality of Isfahan is working hard to save water, protect the natural resources, and educate the public about how park visitors can help during this challenging time.

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