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  • Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors Company has qualified for the final stage of a $300 million USD desalination and drinking water pipeline network project in the southern Iraqi governorate of Basra, company officials said on May 6.
  • The Iraqi parliament earlier this week approved a total budget of $3.4 billion USD for drinking water and sanitation projects in 2013.
  • Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources Research.
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad. There was further agreement to cooperate on joint management of common aquifers, and share experiences in dealing
  • 23 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRA Water-starved Iraq has accused neighbor Iran of causing severe water pollution, and in response has built a 40 kilometer-long embankment along its southern frontier with Iran to keep polluted runoff from poisoning its rivers and groundwater.