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Austrian Firm Wins Water Pump Order

By John Lee. Austrian-based Andritz has won a contract to supply 121 pumps and 18 booster stations for a new drinking water treatment plant in Samawa, Iraq, on behalf of PWT Wasser- und Abwassertechnik, Germany. The new plant will pump up 220,000 m³ of water from a branch of the river Euphrates, which will then […]

Japan Considers Water Projects in Basra

By John Lee. On Thursday the Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi held a meeting in his office with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss projects to provide drinking water to the province of Basra. During the meeting, there was a follow-up on the water desalination project in al-Hartha in Basra. Dr. Abadi stressed […]

Funding Shortage Closes UN Water, Sanitation

With more than 74,000 new people displaced by fighting on the move in Iraq, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned that overall, some 40 per cent of critically needed life-saving water and sanitation programmes will be forced to shut down by the end of the month due to lack of funding. “New displacements, dynamic […]

Al-Jadiryia Water Reservoir is Opened

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has opened the new Al-Jadiriya Water Reservoir. This project coincided with opening another project in the area of Kasra Wa Attash. According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, the capacity of the two projects is “150 000 cubic meters”. Al-Abadi emphasized the importance of […]

Karbala Locals Plan Ahead for Serious Drought

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. A Cruel, Cruel Summer? In Karbala, Iraq, Locals Plan Ahead for Serious Drought The district of Husseiniya, north-east of the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, used to look more like […]

How IS Uses Water as Weapon of War

By Walaa Hussein for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Middle East is facing a water crisis. As the region experiences conflicts over water and faces the continuous risk of war breaking out, experts on water predict that the Islamic State […]

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 […]

Water-from-Air Systems Installed

Atmospheric Water Solutions (AWS) has shipped and successfully installed two commercial Aquaboy 300’s in Northern Iraq. With both machines combined, they will produce up to 600 gallons of pure drinkable water from the air per day. Cedric Turlan, information officer for the NGOs Coordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI), said: “The water shortage is a real […]