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Iraqi Kurd Farmers Battle Drought As Lake Dukan Retreats

Via Space War, an article on Iraqi Kurd farmers battling drought as Lake Dukan retreats: Farmers in Iraqi Kurdistan seeking to irrigate crops face seeing their economic lifeline slip away as the waters of Lake Dukan recede and dams upstream in Iran stem the flow. Bapir Kalkani, who is also a trade unionist, farms near the […]

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Iraq Asks Turkey To Release More Water

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s request to Turkey to release more water: Iraq on Saturday asked Ankara to increase the flow of water downstream along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, as both countries face droughts and tensions over resource management. Baghdad regularly complains that dams constructed in neighbouring countries impact its river levels. Water […]

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In the Driest Region of the World, Water Offers Peace

Via FoodTank, an article on how – in the driest region of the world – water offers peace: In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, countries use over 80 percent of their water resources in agriculture, according to a U.N. Children’s Fund report. As climate change and migration exacerbate already scarce water supplies, The […]

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Key Iraq Irrigation Reservoir Close To Drying Out

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s drought: Iraq’s Lake Hamrin, a once-vast reservoir northeast of Baghdad that is the sole source of water for irrigation across Diyala province, has nearly dried out, a senior official said Friday. Successive years of low rainfall and a sharp reduction in the flow of water down the Sirwan […]

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Overuse and Climate Change Kill Off Iraq’s Sawa Lake

Via Terra Daily, an article on Iraq’s Sawa Lake, a victim of overuse and climate change: A “No Fishing” sign on the edge of Iraq’s western desert is one of the few clues that this was once Sawa Lake, a biodiverse wetland and recreational landmark. Human activity and climate change have combined to turn the […]

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Iraq’s Worsening Water Crisis

Via the Arab News, a look at Iraq’s worsening water crisis: Across Iraq, water sources that have been taken for granted and relied upon throughout centuries of hardship, chaos and drought are under threat. So too, as a result, are the livelihoods of many people in the country who find themselves facing unprecedented challenges in […]

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