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IS Closes Ramadi Dam

By John Lee. Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants reportedly closed Ramadi Dam on Tuesday, cutting the supply of water flow to areas controlled by the Iraqi security forces east of the city. The dam is on the Euphrates River, north of the city. The action is expected to cause further civilian displacement of civilians […]

Japan to Finance Electricity, Sewerage Projects

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese charge d’affaires in Iraq to finance two development projects using loans from Japan. The first involves a loan of $450 million (525 billion Iraqi dinars) for reconstruction in the electricity sector, while the second is to finance the reconstruction […]

Texas Firm wins Deal for Tiger Cutters

By John Lee. Texas Aquatic Harvesting Inc., an aquatic vegetation removal company, is reportedly working on a $2-million (2.3 billion Iraqi dinar) deal with the Iraqi government for 10 tiger cutters. Tiger cutters are 21-foot-long vessels that clear waterways using a pair of blades affixed to their front to shred overgrown vegetation. The company employs […]

UNDP Donates Sanitation Tankers to Dohuk

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today donated three dislodging tankers to local authorities in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to improve WASH services in a governorate, which contends with one of the largest numbers of internally displaced persons in the world. The dislodging tankers will provide sanitation services to at least three camps, or some […]

Results of Survey on Water Usage

UNICEF Announces the Results of the Family Survey on Water Usage The UNICEF Iraq WASH programme, in cooperation with the Administration Institute/Ressafa –the Technical College, with support from the European Union, organized a conference at the Administration Institute/Ressafa to announce the final results of thepilot family survey on water usage. The survey was conducted by […]

Turn a Light On: Electricity Sector Reform in Iraq

By Luay Al-Khatteeb and Harry Istepanian, of the Brookings Institution. The need to confront and drive back the forces of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS. ISIL) has pushed long-term reform efforts in Iraq far down the list of priorities. Yet pressing economic reforms – such as restructuring and rebuilding the country’s energy sector – increasingly […]