The Secretary of Iran’s Desk at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that a team of experts will visit Iran in April to investigate into the drying-out Lake Urmia.
Ms. Nakamura along with a team of experts from Japan was guest to Iran’s ministries of agriculture and energy visiting West Azerbaijan wetlands on Sunday.
She said "We do not have ample information about Lake Urmia and the tidal wetlands. For that reason an expert group will be dispatched to the area the coming April.”
The Japanese team has so far studied Lake Urmia in terms of ecological circumstances, incoming flow, coast and island biodiversity, causes for drought, and the aftermaths of the drought.
The team then visited Hasanlu Reservoir to investigate the impacts of the reservoir on the lake as well as on the local agriculture.
They also stopped at Yadegarlu and Soluz wetlands and studied the ecological features.