GOFTMAN: Afghanistan’s Water Management
Afghanistan is one of the most water-rich countries in the region, holding 75 billion cubic meters of water annually of which seventy percent flows to neighboring countries.
In managing these waters, what are the challenges facing Afghanistan with regards to its relationships with neighboring countries?
Why Iran is worried about the building of the Salam dam in the west?
Will these waters cause Afghanistan new tensions with neighboring countries? Or can Afghanistan manage these waters in an understanding with its neighbors and become a major source of economic and social development in the region.
In this episode of Goftman program host Partaw Naderi discusses the issues with the following guests:
Najib Aqa Fahim, university lecturer
Abdul Basir Azimi, deputy minister of energy and water
Fardin Hashimi, university lecturer
Azarakhsh Hafizi, media advisor to Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI)