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  1. Basra City Canals Clogged By Solid Waste, Chemicals, Sediment

    19 Oct 2020- 08:39 by Staff- Water Diplomat Basra, Iraq New satellite mapping of the canal system of Basra, Iraq, reveals an environmental disaster in the waterways. A  study deploying United Nation's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNO ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/04/2020 - 08:14

  2. Water Protests Contribute To Fall Of Iraq PM

    1 Dec 2019- 11:38 by Staff- Water Diplomat BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation to the country’s parliament 1 December, as protests continued across the country about unemployment, provision of clean water and cor ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 09:24

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Water Pollution Remains Life Threatening In Iraq's Basra Province

    8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of ...

    Local Press Report - 03/08/2019 - 06:59

  6. Iraq PM Visits Basra, Promises Improved Water Services In Strife-Torn Province

    22 Jan 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi promised improvements in water and electricity services during a first visit to Basra January 19. The country’s southern province has seen sustained and d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/22/2019 - 06:40

  7. 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

  8. Iraq To Benefit From Increased Water Supply From Turkey, Suffer From Cuts In Supply From Iran

    12 Oct 2018- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to increase water supplies to Iraq according to an October 10 announcement by Iraq parliament speaker Mohammed Al Halbousi. The move comes on th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/12/2018 - 09:24

  9. Basra: 100,000 Hospitalized By Contaminated Water; EU Ambassador Treated After Becoming Ill During Visit

    7 Oct 2018- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Ramon Blecua, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Iraq, canceled a number of meetings in the country last week after becoming ill after drinking contaminated water during a visit to the southern p ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2018 - 10:24

  10. 100,000 Hospitalized in Basra Due to Contaminated Water

    1 Oct 2018- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jafari called on Turkey to cease damming the Tigris river in a September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Meantime, the number of people admitted to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/01/2018 - 06:53

  11. Drought Ravages Iraq Date Palm Cultivation

    30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report BASRA Phys.org Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought. Iraqi agriculture has been especially har ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2018 - 09:50

  12. Iraq: Basra Crisis Worsens As Iran Consulate Attacked, Power Outages Hit

    11 Sep 2018- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq The International Committee of the Red Cross said September 11 that drinking water could soon run even lower in the southern Iraq city of Basra. The main Wafa al-Qaed water treatment plant on the n ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2018 - 08:35

  13. Tribal Disputes Flare in Southern Iraq Over Water Scarcity

    16 Feb 2018- 10:02 by Local Press Report BASRA Al-Monitor Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave instructions on Feb. 11 to stop the encroachment upon water quotas and increase the water share to Al-Mejar district in Maysan province in southern Iraq. A ...

    Local Press Report - 02/16/2018 - 10:02

  14. Protechnique Wins Work on $80m Water Project

    16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by Local Press Report BASRA Construction Week Online Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works (MMPW) has appointed Protechnique as the main contractor for the $80m Basra Water Pumping Station, P2R. Innovation, Infrastructure & ...

    Local Press Report - 11/16/2016 - 04:08

  15. Basra Province May Seek Autonomy If Baghdad Fails to Provide Better Services

    13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s Basra province has threatened to sue for autonomy if the central government in Baghdad continues to ignore calls for better water, electricity and other basic services in the region. "M ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2016 - 10:39