Tag Archives | water management

Water and Wheat: ISIS Weapons?

By John Schnittker, Chief Economist at Schnittker Associates, and former Ministry Advisor at the US Embassy in Baghdad. With much of Iraq’s wheat production coming from Northern Iraq and nearly all of Iraq’s water resources flowing through areas under ISIS control, Iraq’s food security may be facing a severe threat. Iraq has about two thirds of […]

UN Concerned at ‘Deliberate Flooding’ in Abu Ghraib

By John Lee. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, visited the area of Abu Ghraib on Wednesday and spoke out against what he called the deliberate flooding of the area. Floods in Abu Ghraib have caused the displacement of more than 12,000 families and submerged hundreds of houses, including at least four […]

Lessons Learned on Water Management

Under the framework of the IPSM-Phase II Programme, a knowledge sharing workshop was conducted to familiarize the concerned participants from the two pilot areas in Duhok and Najaf on decentralized water management with reform success stories and challenges. The event was held in Erbil, in the General Directorate of Water and Sewerage on 14-15 April […]

NESPAK Reopens Office in Iraq

By John Lee. National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) has set up an office in Iraq, reports The News. Managing Director Amjad A Khan said that the company has set up its office in Baghdad to deal with the East Gharraf [Gharaf] project awarded by the Ministry of Water Resources. The project marks the restart of […]

New Report on Drought in Iraq

The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has announced the launch of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq” produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project. During the previous months, UNESCO and UNAMI‘s Joint Analysis Unit assessed the information gathered and analyzed investigating […]

MP Accuses Turkey of Limiting Water Supply

By John Lee. An Iraqi Member of Parliament has accused Turkey of limiting the supply of water to Iraq for political reasons. MP Karim Elewi of the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee said Iraqi agriculture was being damaged by the shortage of the water amount coming from Turkey, and by governmental neglect for this important sector, which […]

Video: Iraq sees Worst Flooding in Years

The streets of the Iraq capital turned into rivers after three days of heavy rain. Many parts of Baghdad are totally flooded, with poor infrastructure making it worse for the people. Some residents are accusing the government for not helping them. Al Jazeera’s Omar al-Saleh reports from Baghdad: (Source: Al Jazeera)

Furrow Irrigation: Strategy to Save Water in Iraq

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. Any  opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is divided into two Main Climate Zones. A dry rain-fed zone (300 – 350 mm/year) in the north and a dry to semi-dry (100 – 200 mm/year) in the central-south […]