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Afghan Leader Demands Iranian Oil in Exchange for River Water

Via VOA News, a report on Afghan – Iranian water tensions: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that his country is committed to give Iran its due share of water under a decades-long bilateral treaty but he stressed that Tehran will have to pay for any additional requirements.   “We will honor our commitments. However, […]

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Iran Launches Major Water Transfer Projects

Via Tanim News, an article on Iran’s effort to launch several new major water transfer projects: The Iranian president on Sunday inaugurated five projects to transfer desalinated water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to inland arid provinces. President Hassan Rouhani opened the five water transfer projects via videoconference on Sunday. New pipelines […]

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Iraq: Kurdish Dam Building Spree Threatens Fragile Water Supplies

Via Future Directions International, a report on how planned Kurdish dams may impact Iraq’s fragile water supply: A proposal to build several  dams in Iraqi Kurdistan has sparked concerns that new dams in the region could lead to further water shortages in the rest of Iraq, as well as concerns that the proposed dams could cause significant damage […]

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Afghanistan and Iran: From Water Treaty To Water Dispute

Via The Interpreter, a report on how a dam near completion on the Helmand River in Afghanistan is at the centre of a disagreement over water rights: With an estimated 75 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water annually, Afghanistan is, on paper, a self-sufficient water country. However, the country also “has one of the lowest levels of water storage capacity in […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ As Iran Cuts Off Rivers

Via Middle East Eye, a report on how Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing a humanitarian crisis due to Iran’s dam projects and water resources diversion: Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts warn that a catastrophe is now looming large as Iran blocks major water supplies from the […]

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As Neighbors Build Dams, Iraqi Rivers Dry Up

Via Terra Daily, a report on the impact of Iran and Turkish dams on Iraq’s water supply: With its neighbours activating new dams, Iraq’s historic twin rivers could run dry — unless new infrastructure projects and tense talks with Turkey and Iran bear fruit. Nowhere is the effect on the country more palpable than in […]

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