Tag Archives | Euphrates

Iraq First Country in ME to join UN Water Convention

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]