Tag Archives | water management

Drought: Iraq reduces Irrigated Land by 50%

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Al-Khafaji, has chaired a coordination meeting to approve the country's winter agricultural plan, along with the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Al-Hamdani. Due to the continuing shortage of water, the plan reduces the area allocated for irrigation by 50 percent compared with last season, with the exception […]

Water Accounting and Productivity Assessment Training

Water Accounting and Water Productivity Assessment Training workshop FAO-Iraq conducted a two-day training workshop in Erbil on Water Accounting and Water Productivity assessment within the implementation of an FAO project aiming at agricultural Water Resource Management Improvement, Water accounting with a baseline water productivity assessment" to demonstrate the value of water accounting (WA) and water […]

Iraq may take Iran to Court over Water Rights

By John Lee. It has been reported that the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources has said that Baghdad may take its dispute with Iran over water rights to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Al Khaleej Online quotes Mahdi Rashid (pictured) as saying that Iran is digging tunnels and trying to alter the natural water […]

Expanding Basic Services to Poor Neighbourhoods in Basra

The European Union supports UN-Habitat to expand basic services to poor neighbourhoods in Basra City The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of access to safe potable water, sanitation, waste management, and hygienic conditions to prevent and protect human health during disease outbreaks. Nearly 1.8 billion people world-wide live in inadequate housing, in overcrowded […]

WFP Resilience Projects respond to Water Shortages in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its resilience-building programme across Salah al-Din governorate north of Baghdad, to respond to growing concerns about the lower than usual rainfall in Iraq. This year has seen the second lowest rainfall in 40 years in the country. WFP's livelihoods work, implemented with local communities, the Government […]

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]

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 […]

Water Crisis puts 12 million at Risk in Iraq and Syria

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water crisis puts 12 million at risk in Syria, Iraq, aid groups say Higher temperatures, drought and record low rainfall levels are depriving millions of people of drinking and agricultural water. […]

Video: Wells Dry Up across Sulaymaniya

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Springs, wells dry up across Sulaimani province Springs and wells are drying up across Sulaymaniya province. Locals say it's a disaster unlike anything they've seen before. Click here to view the video.

Iraqi Kurdistan Water Crisis blamed on Climate and Iran

By Saman Dawod for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan water crisis blamed on climate and Iran Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has asked citizens to ration water. Click here to read the full story.

Water Governance in Basra

By Michael Mason, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water Governance in Basra In summer 2018 protests erupted in Basra amidst a water contamination crisis, with over 100,000 admitted to hospital by […]