By John Lee. A delegation from the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has visited Iraq to study the possibility of building a water treatment plant on the Euphrates River. According to a report from Egypt Today, the plant would be similar to Egypt's Bahr El-Baqar wastewater treatment plant. The discussions involved Orascom and […]
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On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, UN and NGOs call for action to support Iraq in managing water and adapting to climate change As Iraq confronts multiple challenges caused and exacerbated by climate change, including prolonged heat waves, declining precipitation, loss of fertile land, salinisation, insufficient infrastructure investments, transboundary water shortages and a […]
After Destruction, Sinjar Court House Officially Reopens with Support from USAID and UNDP The Sinjar Court House has been reopened with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Court House, which provides important legal services such as administration of justice, was left severely damaged […]
By Ammar Karim for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Life in the slow lane for Iraq's gridlocked traffic Five years ago, Iraqi taxi driver Osama Mohammed would make about six trips a day across Baghdad. Today, traffic is […]
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Iraq released its annual report for the year 2021, contributing to Iraq achieving its own development goals, to build back better and to leave no one behind. The report highlights UN serving more than 4.2 million beneficiaries, including displacement affected populations, increasing access to services in priority sectors […]
By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Breaking Bad in Basra In an interview, Harith Hasan discusses how environmental degradation has affected sociopolitical stability in southern Iraq. Click here to read the full report.
By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Historic Sawa Lake disappears from Iraqi map The Sawa Lake in Iraq has been associated with tales of history and human activity for hundreds of years, but today […]
By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eden Denied: Environmental Decay, Illicit Activities, and Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area Iraq's Basra Governorate, on the border with Iran, has endured environmental degradation due to […]
From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can economic trump card reverse Iraq's water crisis? Increasing water scarcity is a major issue in Iraq, where it threatens all aspects of society. The severity of the situation is reflected by the […]
The KfW Development Bank [Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau] and UNOPS signed an agreement to support the conflict-affected communities in Anbar governorate and Sinjar district in Ninewa governorate in Iraq. With a total support of 35 Million EUR from the Federal Republic of Germany, through the KfW Development Bank, UNOPS will undertake the rehabilitation of war-damaged shelters […]
By John Lee. Iraq has launched an initiative to plant one million trees and seedlings in order to increase green spaces, achieve sustainable development and reduce desertification. The Director General of the Non-Governmental Organizations Department, Mr. Ashraf Abdel Karim Al-Dahan, said the project includes environmental awareness, agricultural campaigns, and providing state institutions, universities, schools, public […]
Disaster Risk Reduction Standard Operating Procedures Crucial to Address Vulnerability in Iraq: IOM Iraq is at risk of multiple natural and man-made hazards, like droughts, desertification, earthquakes and floods. Conflict-affected communities, including displaced populations, are particularly vulnerable to these disasters. From January 29-30, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a workshop for senior government […]