In dry zones like Iran, it is absolutely vital to preserve water reserves and control water flow.
In Middle East, in general, construction of dams where natural water flows like giant rivers locate
is seen as a geopolitical means and lever in ties between states.
Consequently, the approach to dam construction in Iran and in the region in general has always
followed strategic patterns aiming to control nature on the one hand and to defend national reserves
on the other hand. Policy makers in the field have always paid attention to these concerns.
As manmade construct, dams outstand for their function of changing the course of nature hence their
giant dimensions and grandeur comparable to nature’s itself.
Dams have always testified to the magnitude of human capability and to the fine quality of man’s
Among the projects Azarestan has accomplished up to date, the following stand out: