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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. New Resource Watch Platform Appraises Reservoir Vulnerability in Morocco, India, Iraq, Spain

    12 Apr 2018- 11:44 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Resources Institute The World Resources Institute (WRI) looks beyond Cape Town's "Day Zero" crisis and examines certain indicators to get a sense of other countries' vulnera ...

    Local Press Report - 04/12/2018 - 11:44

  11. Kurdish Officials Warn Re Region's Water Resources

    23 Mar 2018- 05:43 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudaw On World Water Day, Kurdish officials issued a warning about the lack of legal guidelines on the protection and conservation of the Kurdistan Region’s water resources. The parliament’s agriculture and w ...

    Local Press Report - 03/23/2018 - 05:43

  12. Turkish Forces Claim to Have Control of Afrin Dam

    12 Mar 2018- 08:14 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudaw Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies have taken control of the dam that is the major water source for Afrin and claim to have reached the border of the city, state media reported. Taking control of t ...

    Local Press Report - 03/12/2018 - 08:14

  13. Iraq’s Chronic Water Crisis Is Not Going Away

    4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly Prolonged drought conditions left Iraq dealing with a water crisis, which was interrupted by heavy rainfall in late February. Overjoyed spectators argued that water reserves, bled dry by upst ...

    Local Press Report - 03/04/2018 - 11:02

  14. Sharp Drop in Kurdistan Groundwater Reserves Alarms Authorities

    21 Feb 2018- 09:57 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudy The Kurdistan Region’s groundwater levels have dramatically dropped, alarming the government, which is requesting help from international agencies. Artesian wells where once water could be extracted with ...

    Local Press Report - 02/21/2018 - 09:57

  15. Iraq Delegation to Visit Turkey Over Water Dispute

    19 Feb 2018- 10:31 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Al-Manar TV An Iraqi government delegation will visit Turkey to discuss the country’s water share amid environmental concerns over Turkey’s Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River. Last December, Iraqi Water Resource ...

    Local Press Report - 02/19/2018 - 10:31

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