Iran is facing what we call mismanagement of water resources. Iran is a country with a continental climate. Rainfall is relatively scant and is concentrated from October through April. There was never an abundance of water in the Shi’ite country, with most of its rivers being short, shallow and seasonal in character. However, 2021 is worse. Iran faced its driest summer in five decades, which has exacerbated the water crisis in the country. But it is not entirely the drought which is causing an intense water shortage in Iran. The real reason is that Iran has not been able to manage its scant water resources prudently.