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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 […]

Same Old Politics Will Not Solve Iraq Water Crisis

By Dr Renad Mansour and Glada Lahn, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Same Old Politics Will Not Solve Iraq Water Crisis Addressing Iraq's water crisis should be a priority for any incoming prime […]

UNICEF, Korea to provide Water and Sanitation in Iraq

UNICEF partners with the Republic of Korea to provide water and sanitation services for the most vulnerable children in Iraq Approximately 3 million children and young people across Iraq need humanitarian support as they try to recover from years of conflict and violence. The Republic of Korea has partnered with UNICEF and contributed US$1 million […]

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 […]

UAE funds Water Treatment Plant in Mosul

By John Lee. Al Qubba Water Treatment Plant has been inaugurated in east Mosul, in cooperation with the local government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to the state-owned Emirates News Agency, the inauguration was attended by Mansour Marid, Governor of Mosul, and UNDP Officer of Northern Iraq Governorates Projects, who thanked the […]

No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

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. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Turkey, Iraq to set up Water Resources Center

By John Lee. Turkey and Iraq have agreed to set up a center in Baghdad to study and address water issues in the region. According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish Presidency's Special Representative to Iraq Veysel Eroğlu said that both countries have drafted an action plan to address water issues. They will also set up […]

Cabinet allocates Funds to Prison Building, Water Project

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It: voted to adopt the recommendation of the Ministerial Council on Energy on the Charter of Cooperation of Oil-Producing Countries which aims to promote stability in the global oil market; approved the allocation of […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]

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)