UN Forms Council To Manage Water in Iraq

19 Mar 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TRIPOLI, Iraq, LIBYA, BAGHDAD
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— The United Nations Development Program is establishing a water management council to help Iraq manage its resources and coordinate water policies with its neighbors. Ashraf Ghadhi, the UN envoy to Iraq , said that establishing the council would be the UNDP's main focus in the country for 2007 Speaking at a press conference in Baghdad with Iraqi Water Minister Abdullateef Rasheed, Ghadhi said the UNDP plan also seeks to prevent conflicts between Iraq and nearby countries over water resources. Iraq faces internal and external water issues. Among these are the concerns over Turkey's large-scale projects that affect the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers...

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