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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Kurdistan Region Privatizes Water Bill Collection

    11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudaw The KRG is privatizing bill collecting in a bid to stem the waste of nearly a third of drinkable water. The government is installing water metres in order to institute a consumption-based fee schedule. ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 07:19

  9. Poor Infrastructure, Corruption Blamed For Iraq Water Crisis

    22 Aug 2018- 07:44 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Daily Sabah Iraqi people have drawn attention to the lack of infrastructure and corruption among government officials as the main sources of the current electricity and water crisis that is devastating the ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2018 - 07:44

  10. Iraq, Iran To Cooperate On Shatt Al-Arab Dam To Address Scarcity?

    6 Aug 2018- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's southern Basra province region is suffering from a severe water crisis, with many blaming upstream dams in Turkey, Syria and Iran for shrinkage of Tigris and Euphrates riverflow. A sho ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/06/2018 - 09:36

  11. Iraq Farmers Banned From Planting Water-intensive Crops As Drought Continues. Turkey's Tigris Dam Program Blamed. Kurd Farmers Set To Ignore Prohibition.

    19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's dr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:16

  12. Mosul Water Treatment Plant Cleared Of Explosives

    7 Jun 2018- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq A US military contractor says that over 40,000 citizens of Mosul "will soon be able to get water again" from Al Dawassa, a city water treatment plant, crediting a US State Dpepartment Pr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  13. Iraq Water Crisis Blamed On Dams Built By Turkey, Iran

    7 Jun 2018- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ERBIL, Iraq The water crisis spreading  in southern and central provinces of Iraq and the counttry's Kurdistan Region has been blamed on dams built by Turkey and Iran slowing river flow. There are fears th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  14. Iraq Water Crisis Won't Hit Kurdistan Region

    29 May 2018- 15:16 by OOSKAnews Info ERBIL, Iraq Iraq’s minister of water resources has warned of an impending water crisis because of low levels in the reservoir of Mosul Dam. A Kurdish official, however, said the Kurdistan Region is not facing a similar ...

    OOSKAnews Info - 07/05/2018 - 10:27

  15. Iraq: Exxon Mobil Talks On Water Treatment Facility Break Down

    19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the ...

    Local Press Report - 04/19/2018 - 07:24

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