By John Lee. Iraq has become the first country in the Middle East to join the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (known as the UN Water Convention), which aims to promote cooperation across borders for the sustainable use of transboundary water resources. 19 of the 22 Arab countries […]
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Iraqi President calls for increased Water Cooperation from Turkiye
By John Lee. The Iraqi President, Abdul Latif Rashid, has addressed the UN's Water Conference in New York, calling on Turkey to increase cooperation on water management. He also called for a permanent committee to establish regional, basin-wide agreements, with a practical enforcement mechanism under the auspices of the United Nations, to ensure an adequate […]
More than 250,000 people in Najaf get Safe Drinking Water
UNICEF, funded by Germany, ensures access to safe drinking water to more than 250,000 people in Al Najaf Governorate UNICEF and the German Embassy handed over a water project funded by Germany, to the Governorate of Al Najaf. This project will secure safe and clean drinking water benefitting more than 250,000 people in south Al […]
Egypt "to build Desalination Plant in Iraq"
By Mohamed Sabry for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Egypt to build desalination plant in Iraq Egypt plans to build a desalination plant on the Euphrates River to help address acute water shortages in southern Iraq amid lack […]
Egypt considers building Water Treatment plant on Euphrates
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 […]
Cabinet allocates $3.9m for Irrigation in Diyala
By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Finance to provide funding of 5.75 billion dinars ($3.9 million) for emergency works to address water scarcity in Diyala Governorate: IQD 1.75 billion to the General Authority for […]
Can Economic Trump Card Reverse Iraq's Water Crisis?
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 Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq
By Bahrooz Jaafar, for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries […]
Converting a Desert Into an Oasis in Iraq
Located about 240 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, a quaint city with panoramic views of the desert sits on both sides of the Euphrates River. With over 46,000 residents, Haditha is one of seven major cities in the Anbar governorate. During the war with the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL), six of those cities were taken by ISIL except for Haditha and a handful of surrounding villages. Unfortunately, due to the fighting, farmers […]
Iraq's Trump Cards against Turkey to Secure Water Quota?
By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What trump cards is Iraq pulling against Turkey to secure water quota? While temperatures have risen to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) in a number of regions of […]
Water Crisis: the Country with the Biggest Dam Wins
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 Mustafa Habib. Many countries in the Middle East are experiencing climate change first-hand already, with rising temperatures in summers that were already infernally hot to begin with, and less […]
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 […]