In 1968, Iran focused its attention on the nationalization of our waters, both surface and subterranean.
Iran has always lacked water, our water resources vary between 280 and 520 billion cubic meters- an average of 378 billion cubic meters.
If that is not enough, 73% of our rainfall is absorbed by our irrigated land or is lost in lakes and seas.
One hundred three billion cubic meters on the average is available in rivers and springs.
This means that one dry year creates a dangerous water shortage and two years, a catastrophe.
From 1963 to 1977, production of electric energy increased from 2,3 billion to more than 20 billion KWH, the
capasity of our electric plants from 850 MGW to more than 7 500.
The final goal was the production of 25 000 MGW of atomic electrical energy.