Tag Archives | Mosul Dam

Stabilisation of Mosul Dam "Successfully Completed"

By John Lee. The US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew H. Tueller, joined Minister of Water Resources Jamal al-Adili and Italian Ambassador Pasquino to celebrate the successful completion of emergency efforts to stabilize Mosul Dam. The United States provided $124 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to serve as the "Engineer" for the […]

KRI Airports improve Disaster Preparedness

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the courier company DHL , in partnership with the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCCC) in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) conducted a workshop on Getting Airports Ready for Disasters (GARD) for the period 14th to 18th Apr. The workshop aimed to prepare airports personnel to handle the logistical situations […]

Iraq "Not Worried" about Safety of Dams

By John Lee. Iraqi officials have reportedly tried to quell fears that dams could collapse, as water reservoirs approach capacity after a very wet winter. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Water Resources told AFP: "We are in control of the dams and reservoir levels ... We are not worried about their safety or stability." […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: National Professional Officer, WHO - World Health Organization Mechanical Technician/Operator, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) National Consultant - Mosul Dam, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme EA$E Technical Manager, International Medical Corps MHPSS Technical Specialist, International Medical Corps Roving Logistics Manager, International Medical Corps Security […]

Iraq's Mosul Dam Lake Shrinking

The reservoir impounded by Iraq’s Mosul Dam has shrunk 60 percent in surface area from the late 1990s to present day, according to a report from the World Resources Institute (WRI): There are several factors behind this trend, including poor water resource management by the Iraqi government and intense regional droughts. But it’s Turkey’s Southeast […]

AECOM wins $35m Iraq Contract

California-based AECOM Technical Services Inc. has been awarded a $34,872,597 firm-fixed-price contract for Mosul Dam geotechnical assistance and dam safety support services. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mosul, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2019. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

Children Prepared for Flood Emergencies

UNDP and UNICEF to promote emergency preparedness amongst children in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are joining efforts to conduct child-centric advocacy and promote school-based preparedness along the Tigris River flood path in Iraq. The two sister agencies signed a partnership agreement in this regard in […]

Is Mosul Dam now Stable?

Iraqi officials report that Mosul Dam now stable; experts continue to question its stability After six months of intensified repairs, Iraqi officials claim the massive Mosul Dam has been saved from impending disaster. But experts say it will always be at risk of collapse and will need constant maintenance. In a statement on May 5, […]

Geologists educate Mosul Dam Engineers on GIS modeling

Five engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources at the Mosul Dam project in Iraq and one engineer from Trevi S.p.A., the construction company working on the project, recently completed three weeks of training with a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Data Management Reach Back Team. They learned about a Nashville District developed […]