Tag Archives | water management

Results of Survey on Water Usage

UNICEF Announces the Results of the Family Survey on Water Usage The UNICEF Iraq WASH programme, in cooperation with the Administration Institute/Ressafa –the Technical College, with support from the European Union, organized a conference at the Administration Institute/Ressafa to announce the final results of thepilot family survey on water usage. The survey was conducted by […]

Water-from-Air Systems Installed

Atmospheric Water Solutions (AWS) has shipped and successfully installed two commercial Aquaboy 300’s in Northern Iraq. With both machines combined, they will produce up to 600 gallons of pure drinkable water from the air per day. Cedric Turlan, information officer for the NGOs Coordination Committee in Iraq (NCCI), said: “The water shortage is a real […]

KRG Agricultural Output Rises

By John Lee. At a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government's Council of Ministers (pictured), the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Abdul-Sattar Majid, presented the plans of his ministry to improve the agriculture sector, and outlined the challenges that face the agriculture sector in the Kurdistan Region. The ministry’s ultimate goal, which is guaranteeing […]

UNICEF, EU Fund Water Conservation Project

The UNICEF Water and Sanitation (WASH) programme, with financial support from the European Union (EU) has started the implementation of a public awareness project to promote efficient water use and improved hygiene practices in Iraq. The project will engage 10 million Iraqis with messages on effective water conservation, water handling at the household level and […]

Water and Wheat: ISIS Weapons?

By John Schnittker, Chief Economist at Schnittker Associates, and former Ministry Advisor at the US Embassy in Baghdad. With much of Iraq’s wheat production coming from Northern Iraq and nearly all of Iraq’s water resources flowing through areas under ISIS control, Iraq’s food security may be facing a severe threat. Iraq has about two thirds of […]

UN Concerned at 'Deliberate Flooding' in Abu Ghraib

By John Lee. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, visited the area of Abu Ghraib on Wednesday and spoke out against what he called the deliberate flooding of the area. Floods in Abu Ghraib have caused the displacement of more than 12,000 families and submerged hundreds of houses, including at least four […]

Lessons Learned on Water Management

Under the framework of the IPSM-Phase II Programme, a knowledge sharing workshop was conducted to familiarize the concerned participants from the two pilot areas in Duhok and Najaf on decentralized water management with reform success stories and challenges. The event was held in Erbil, in the General Directorate of Water and Sewerage on 14-15 April […]

NESPAK Reopens Office in Iraq

By John Lee. National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) has set up an office in Iraq, reports The News. Managing Director Amjad A Khan said that the company has set up its office in Baghdad to deal with the East Gharraf [Gharaf] project awarded by the Ministry of Water Resources. The project marks the restart of […]

New Report on Drought in Iraq

The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has announced the launch of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq" produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project. During the previous months, UNESCO and UNAMI's Joint Analysis Unit assessed the information gathered and analyzed investigating […]