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  1. Iraq: Safe Water Crisis May Fuel Tensions

    14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:19

  2. Iraq Minister Urges Accelerated Negotiations With Turkey Over Upstream Actions

    14 Jul 2020- 10:28 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Mehdi Rashid Al-Hamdani called this week for expediting joint technical negotiations with Turkey to reach an agreement that guarantees Iraq’s water rights o ...

    Local Press Report - 07/14/2020 - 10:47

  3. Iraq's Water Hyacinth Problem

    25 Jun 2020- 11:29 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Phys.org The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking—but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq. The fast-spreading pest poses a special risk in Iraq, one of ...

    Local Press Report - 06/25/2020 - 11:33

  4. Water Scarcity And Conflict Are Drivers Of Iraq Migration Patterns

    27 Dec 2019- 10:27 by Staff- Water Diplomat BAGHDAD, Iraq While human migration in northern Iraq is often driven by conflict, in the south of the country it is more often linked to livelihood factors such as water scarcity and the loss of arable land acco ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  5. 40 Dead As Iraq Police Fire On Protesters Demanding "Jobs, Water, Safety"

    27 Oct 2019- 09:17 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD SBS News At least 40 protesters have been killed in Iraq after security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic ...

    Local Press Report - 11/07/2019 - 10:14

  6. Iraq, Turkey Meet On Dams, Shared Water Resource Imperatives

    3 Aug 2019- 11:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat BAGHDAD, Iraq Meeting Turkish envoy Veysel Eroglu July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq President Barham Salih confirmed that the two countries’ water issues are shared priorities, and that a long-term solution that guarantee ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/26/2019 - 10:37

  7. US Iran Sanctions Damage Iraq Water Resources?

    26 Jul 2019- 11:04 by Local Press Report BAGDHAD Eurasia Review While Iraq enjoys some waiver from the US-led sactions on Iran projects (such as electric power), the negative impact that sanctions on Iran have on Iraq’s water resources remains underexplor ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2019 - 12:35

  8. Basra Health Crisis, Unrest Was Attributable To Lack Of Safe Water

    23 Jul 2019- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A new report   from i nternational NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes  last year’s hospitalization of 118,000 and associated violent protests in Basra, Iraq, as  attributable to corruption an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/23/2019 - 11:02

  9. Iraq Drought Reveals Ancient Palace

    3 Jul 2019- 12:06 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Sky News An ancient palace has emerged from an Iraqi reservoir after water levels dropped precipitously because of a drought. A lack of rain and the release of water through the Mosul Dam to relieve dry cond ...

    Local Press Report - 07/03/2019 - 12:06

  10. Iraq, Turkey Foreign Ministers Commit To Water Talks

    30 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Iraq this week to meet his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Alhakim, with water resources, border security and trade on the agenda. A two-day visit commen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/30/2019 - 10:04

  11. Water Availability Is Major Constraint On Expansion Of Iraq Oil Production

    30 Apr 2019- 06:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France A new assessment from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Iraq’s energy sector indicates that the country's recent oil boom faces existential challenges that will hamper continued growt ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/30/2019 - 06:45

  12. Blaming The Rain For Iraq's Corruption

    24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly The latest scam has Iraq’s parliament investigating how $6 million worth of local currency stored in a public bank were damaged by heavy rains. Reputational Risk Social Issues Baghdad Asia I ...

    Local Press Report - 11/24/2018 - 12:22

  13. Authorities Release Findings On Euphrates Contamination Responsible For Fish Deaths

    21 Nov 2018- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Environment in Iraq have released results from the laboratory tests conducted on water samples related to th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/21/2018 - 12:03

  14. Multiple Fish Deaths Reported As Iraq Water Crisis Continues.

    8 Nov 2018- 12:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Multiple fish deaths have been reported in the Euphrates River, hitting the livelihoods of fish farmers in Iraq as the country continues to struggle with a water contamination crisis.   Thousands ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/08/2018 - 12:24

  15. Basra Water Pollution Hits Carp Stocks

    6 Nov 2018- 13:16 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The New Arab Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad have been left reeling after finding thousands of dead carp mysteriously floating in their cages or washed up on the banks of the Euphrates. Major water pollu ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2018 - 13:16

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