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

    19 Oct 2020- 08:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent 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 (U ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/19/2020 - 08:39

  2. Iran Blocks Water Supply to Kurdish Farmers

    31 Aug 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudaw For the past week Iran has blocked the flow of the Little Zab and Sirwan rivers across the border, two main sources of the Kurdistan Region’s Dukan and Darbandikhan dams, five days after Tehran initiate ...

    Local Press Report - 08/31/2020 - 11:39

  3. Minister Calls For Transboundary Agreement To Address Iraq Drought

    29 Jul 2020- 09:00 by Local Press Report DOHUK Arab News Iraq’s minister of water resources says his country will face severe water shortages if agreements are not forged with neighboring Turkey over Ankara’s irrigation and dam projects that have decrease ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2020 - 10:35

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Pandemic May Contribute To The Collapse Of Already Fragile States

    4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm o ...

    Staff - Water D... - 05/04/2020 - 06:49

  8. Water Scarcity Impact Of Internal Displacement In Iraq

    3 Mar 2020- 09:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerand New research from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) released  27 February has examined the impact of water scarcity as a contributing factor to internal displacement in souther ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:51

  9. 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

  10. Water Diplomacy Talks-- Charles Iceland, World Resources Institute

    19 Dec 2019- 10:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Charles Iceland, Director of Global and National Water Initiatives, World Resources Institute (WRI) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Tal ...

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

  11. 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

  12. 15 Additional Nations From Africa, The Middle-East, Asia, Latin America Show Interest In Joining UNECE Water Convention

    20 Nov 2019- 11:56 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has announced that an additional 15 countries have expressed interest in joining the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transbou ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/05/2019 - 09:27

  13. 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

  14. "Water Diplomacy Talks": "Water And Violence: The Euphrates"

    20 Aug 2019- 12:13 by Staff- Water Diplomat MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" au ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 08:15

  15. Kurdistan To Invest In Water Deployment For Agriculture

    13 Aug 2019- 04:47 by Local Press Report ERBIL An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced new efforts aimed at jumpstarting the local agriculture sector to transform it into a primary source of economic revenue alongside the oil an ...

    Local Press Report - 08/13/2019 - 05:04

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