Disasters

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  • Iraq’s southern Basra governorate was on the verge of water crisis last week, with government agencies blaming severe shortages on power cuts that halted water production at treatment plants.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Reuters Iraq must invest more in water and power infrastructure or its oil and gas sectors will suffer, said Peter Oosterveer, group president for energy and chemicals at U.S. engineering company Fluor Corp. “If all projects (in the oil and gas