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No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Turkey, Iraq to set up Water Resources Center

By John Lee. Turkey and Iraq have agreed to set up a center in Baghdad to study and address water issues in the region. According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish Presidency’s Special Representative to Iraq Veysel Eroğlu said that both countries have drafted an action plan to address water issues. They will also set up […]

Cabinet allocates Funds to Prison Building, Water Project

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It: voted to adopt the recommendation of the Ministerial Council on Energy on the Charter of Cooperation of Oil-Producing Countries which aims to promote stability in the global oil market; approved the allocation of […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]

Turkey sets up Expert Group on Iraq Water Projects

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly established a group of 51 experts to help solve Iraq’s water problems. According to Anadolu Agency, Iraqi President Barham Salih visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week to discuss water and infrastructure. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Iraq fears Levees will mean Parched years ahead

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq fears bevy of levees will mean parched years ahead Although water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have been rising as torrential rains fill some of the […]

Turkey names ‘Water Czar’ to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President […]

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for IDPs

Continued Winter Assistance Needed for Displaced and Vulnerable Iraqis: IOM As winter temperatures set in, accompanied by winds and rain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq has completed the three-month distribution of 25,000 winter non-food item kits. Consisting of heaters, blankets and jerry cans, the kits meet the most urgent needs of 150,000 […]

Turkey appoints Special Envoy for Water Affairs with Iraq

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly appointed a special envoy to Iraq to resolve the water sharing issues between the two countries. According to Daily Sabah, former Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu (pictured), who will take up the post, pointed to the “inefficient” use of water resources in Iraq, saying “Turkey will share […]

How Water Scarcity could Destabilise the ME

Testing the water: How water scarcity could destabilise the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa is the most water-scarce region in the world. Nearly two-thirds of the population there are living in areas that lack sufficient renewable water resources to sustain current levels of activity and growth, according to a […]

Water Contamination caused Death of Fish in S. Iraq

WHO and Ministry of Health investigate the massive death of fish in southern governorates of Iraq Laboratory tests conducted on water samples in the reference lab in Amman, Jordan on the cause of death of freshwater fish in the Euphrates River in Iraq have revealed the contamination of water with high content of coliforms, heavy […]