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Shuan SadreGhazi

Researcher, United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht

Restoring A Salt Lake: A livelihoods approach

PRESENTED ON APR 19, 2017
IN MAASTRICHT @ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES

Urmia lake is a slat lake in Northwest Iran, near the border from Turkey. At its greatest extent, it was the largest lake in the Middle East and the sixth-largest saltwater lake on Earth. Due to a wide range of issues, mostly man-made, the lake had shrunk to 10% of its former size. A national and international initiatives started to restore the lake. One of those initiatives focused on livelihoods of the communities around the lake. In this presentation, Shuan SadreGhazi tells the story of the lake and of the initiative to save it.

Shuan cares about the lake because it is near to his hometown. The problem that has happened for the lake is a typical case when climate change and human negligence lead to a wide range of social, environmental and economic problems. He is glad that some of the interventions are starting to bear fruit.

 

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