Tag Archives | water management

Iraqi Cabinet urges cooperation with Turkey over Tigris River

The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Minister of Water Resources to negotiate and sign a protocol of cooperation between Iraq and Turkey on the management of the water resources of the Tigris River. According to the UN, intake from the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers - Iraq's primary sources of water - is decreasing at […]

Iraq to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey

Iraq Forms Delegation to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey The Iraqi Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament formed a special delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, to resolve the water file with Iran and Turkey. The committee's rapporteur, MP Iqbal Abdul Hussein, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been […]

Kurdistan faces Water 'Catastrophe' as Iran cuts off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla and Dler Abdulla, for Middle East Eye. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan faces water 'catastrophe' as Iran cuts off rivers Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts […]

New Insight into Iraq's Looming Water Crisis

New Report and Webtool Provide Insight into Iraq's Looming Water Crisis: IOM and Deltares Iraq faces a complex water crisis that is expected to persist and might have implications at the humanitarian, socioeconomic, security and social levels, including population movements. In July 2019, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) in Iraq identified 21,314 internally displaced […]

Internet of Things (IoT) to Monitor Reservoirs in Iraq

Kerlink, a French-based specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the success of a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pilot program for reservoir monitoring in Uganda and Iraq, which incorporates Kerlink’s LoRaWAN gateway technology. The effectiveness of the sensor-to-cloud monitoring programs in remote locations is resulting in near-term […]

Dutch University to Develop Climate-Smart Agriculture in Iraq

By John Lee. Wageningen University and Research (WUR) will support six Iraqi universities to develop climate-smart agriculture and efficient water management in Iraq. Together with the Institute for Water Education (IHE) in Delft and ICRA Global, Wageningen researchers will train academic staff and develop knowledge transfer facilities. Iraq is one of the focus countries of […]

Turkey sets up Expert Group on Iraq Water Projects

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly established a group of 51 experts to help solve Iraq’s water problems. According to Anadolu Agency, Iraqi President Barham Salih visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week to discuss water and infrastructure. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Turkey names 'Water Czar' to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President […]