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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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Iraq: Rising Fiscal Risks, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change Threaten Economy

Via The World Bank, a report on the risks faced by Iraq from water scarcity and climate change: Iraq’s economic outlook has improved on the back of the recovery of global oil markets, with its GDP projected to grow from 2.6% in 2021 to over 6% in 2022–23. Nevertheless, without accelerated economic reform, unforeseen domestic […]

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World Bank Warns Over Looming Plunge In Iraq Water Resources

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s water scarcity challenge: Iraq could suffer a 20-percent drop in water resources by 2050 due to climate change, the World Bank said Wednesday, warning of repercussions on growth and jobs. Water is a crucial issue for the oil-rich country of 40 million that is facing an acute energy […]

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Iraq Blames Iran For Drastic Decline In River Flow

Via Terra Daily, a report on Iraq / Iran tensions over river flows: Iraqi officials warned Tuesday of a drastic drop in the flow of water in a river from Iran due to low rainfall and dam-building in the neighbouring Islamic republic. The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing to Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq […]

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Drought-Hit Iraq’s Crop Farmland To Be Halved

Via Terra Daily, a report on Iraq’s drought impact upon farming: Extreme water shortages in Iraq will halve the area of crops being grown next harvest, the authorities said Monday, following UN warnings calling for “urgent” action. Iraq’s government said the area of farmland with crops would this 2021-2022 season cover “50 percent of the […]

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Iraq’s Water Crisis

Via the Begin-Sadat Center, a report on Iraq’s water crisis: The Middle East and North Africa are dry, with higher temperatures, fewer rivers, and less rain and snowfall than the rest of the world. Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries in the region in terms of water […]

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