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  • The Iraqi government plans to establish a "higher water council" to manage national water resources and negotiate international water issues, Iraqi officials said last week. “We are in the process of forming the new higher council. The draft law of the council will be referred to the parliament to revise and pass it soon,” said Minister of Water Resources Mohannad al Saadi.
  • 14 Mar 2011- 15:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, SULAYMANIYAH   Plagued by drought, internal conflict and transboundary competition, Iraq is facing the rapid deterioration in water supply and quality so severe that the future of the fertile farming region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers
  • 14 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report Iraq, BAGHDAD Daily Press News Water shortages are intensifying in Iraq thanks to years of war, sanctions, lack of investment and population growth. A large area of formerly fertile land on the Euphrates River could become desert. The United Nations reported