Esfahan Governor General in a meeting with French Minister of Environment Segolene Royal called for expansion of ties and exchange of experiences especially in the field of preventing drought and air pollution.
Zargarpour pointed to the drought in the region and said amount of rainfall in Esfahan is one sixth of average precipitation of the world.
“We are facing a drought that has been unprecedented in the past forty years and we can say that the most important problem of the province is drought”, he added.
He declared readiness for exchange of information and cooperation with other countries especially France in the fields of water, air pollution and other environmental issues.
Royal, for her part, said, “With regard to serious pursuit of Iran’s environment officials, we decided to make joint efforts in the field of water especially in identifying methods and procedures to prevent waste of water”.
Concerning shortage of water in Esfahan, the French minister said that because of distance from sea, Esfahan cannot use the system of desalination water.
Royal said that the sole way to produce rainfall is cultivation of tree, especially the trees which do not need much water.
She said that she shared views with Iranian environment officials about the typical trees which have capability to produce rainfall.