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Iran, Iraq Exchange Charges Over Water Flow

Via Al Monitor, a report that Iraq is planning to complain to the International Court of Justice about the drop in water flow from Iran Iraq is planning to file a lawsuit against Iran for water cuts, according to Iraq’s Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid Al Hamdani.  Iraq has received only one-tenth of what it […]

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Afghanistan Sends Water To Iran

Via Ariana News, a report on Afghanistan’s recent decision to open the floodgates of Kamal Khan Dam, sending water to Iran: Iranian news outlets have reported that Afghan authorities on Wednesday opened two of the Kamal Khan Dam floodgates after good rainfall in the area. According to IRNA news, the water released from the dam, […]

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Iran’s ‘Water Bankruptcy’ Is a Warning for the Entire Middle East

Via DAWN, an article on Iran’s water bankruptcy: Iran is out of water, and Iranians are fed up. Over the past year, they have steadily taken to the streets to show their frustration over severe water shortages and the government incompetence exacerbating them. The latest epicenter for this outrage was the central city of Isfahan, once the […]

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Lake Urmiya in Iranian Azerbaijan May Soon Cease to Exist

Via Window on Eurasia, a report on the Lake Urmiya: Yasir Rakhbardin, who is in charge of water supplies in the Iranian province of Western Azerbaijan, says that Lake Urmiya, on which the region has long depended, may soon cease to exist, a development that will likely produce both a humanitarian disaster and more conflict […]

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Iraqi Water Ministry Moves To File Lawsuit Against Iran Over Water Policy

Via The National, an article on the Iraqi water ministry’s moves to file a lawsuit against Iran: Iraq has completed procedures to file a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice against Iran’s water policy. The construction of dams in upstream Turkey, Syria and Iran has choked off some of the flow of the Tigris and Euphrates over the […]

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Iran’s “Water Bankruptcy”

Via the US Institute of Peace, a detailed commentary on Iran’s water scarcity crisis: In mid-July 2021, a water shortage sparked protests in the southwest province of Khuzestan that then spread to other provinces over the next weeks. How has water escalated as a national issue? What are the long-term political implications? Water is intrinsically […]

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