Tag Archives | Iraqi Marshes

Plan to Improve Water Quality in the Iraqi Marshes

By John Lee. The Center for the Revitalization of the Iraqi Marshes and Wetlands, which is part of the Ministry of Water Resources, has made a plan to reduce the effects water scarcity on the Iraqi Marshes. The Director-General of the Marsh Revitalization Center, Engineer Hussein Ali Al-Kinani, said the Marshes were affected by the […]

Drought threatens ancient Boatbuilding Traditions in Southern Iraq

By Azhar Al-Rubaie, for The New Arab. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Drained of life: Drought threatens to render ancient boatbuilding traditions extinct in southern Iraq The effects of climate change have drastically affected millennia-old boating traditions in southern Iraq, […]

Strains on Marshes imperil Ecology, Way of Life

By Nicole Di Ilio for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Strains on ancient Mesopotamian marshes imperil ecology, way of life The marshes in southern Iraq have a unique ecosystem but face dangers due to climate change, dams built […]

Investment Opportunities in Iraqi Marshes

By John Lee. The head of Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC), Ms. Suha Daoud Najjar [Suha Dawood Najar] has reiterated the importance of reviving the Iraqi Marshes, and enabling them to receive tourists. At a meeting with the Director General of the Marshes, Mr. Hussein Ali Hussein, and his accompanying delegation, she said investment opportunities […]

Combating Climate Change in Iraq

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Environment, and in cooperation with Missan Governorate launched the Haweizah population support project for combatting climate change. The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project was launched in Missan Governorate. Attendees included members from UNDP's […]

UN Project to Preserve Iraq's Marshlands

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. UN project hopes to preserve Iraq's marshlands The Italian-based humanitarian organization Un Ponte Per (UPP) on July 15 launched an ambitious two-year project in southern Iraq, funded by the […]

Socio-Economic growth through Eco-Tourism in Thi Qar

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]

Video: Coronavirus Threatens Herders in Iraq's Marshes

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting a community in Iraq's historic marshes. For years, people there have relied on the wetlands for herding water buffaloes. But the pandemic is now threatening their livelihood. Al […]

Iraq’s Famous Marshes Come Back To Life

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. The birds, flowers and buffalo are all returning, thanks to heavy rains last winter. Now, locals say, federal funds are needed to improve infrastructure and state services, and to guard […]

AMAR, Coca-Cola Foundation Replenish Water in the Marshes

Amar and Coca-Cola Foundation Start Project to Replenish Water in the Iraqi Marshes The AMAR International Charitable Foundation has begun construction of a domestic-wastewater-purification system in the Mesopotamian Marshes, where all 30 houses in the village of Al Adhaima will be connected to the network. The project, which is being funded as part of The Coca-Cola Company’s […]

Iraqi Marshes could be pulled from World Heritage List

By Hassan al-Shanoun for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi government is committed to keeping the Mesopotamian Marshes on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in the southern part of the country, the marshes were added to UNESCO's list in July 2016. Previously […]