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Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change
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Why Iraq Needs Immediate Action on Climate Change

[:en]Adnan Abu Zeed / BAGHDAD — Iraq faces many threats to its environment, not the least of which are apathy, a lack of education and a need for cooperation from other countries. “Iraq is in dire need of environmental awareness. Environmental education is absent among the Iraqi people, whose dangerous behaviors are majorly affecting the...

Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale
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Iraq’s Water Resources are Not for Sale

[:en] Recently a post was published on Facebook by Dr. Hasan-Al-Janaby, an Iraqi academic and expert on water issues, in which he expresses his view of Iraq’s relationship with Turkey over the region’s water resources, and the dangers posed by Ilisu and other large dams: The post was written in response to a publication by...

Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
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Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

[:en]The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presented a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic and Social Rights. The report was titled: “The Ilisu dam and its impact on human rights in Iraq: and the Iraq government’s...

Water Scarcity in Iraq: “Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”
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Water Scarcity in Iraq: “Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”

[:en]Al-Madaa Press / Maysan Translated by ICSSI ِAugust  27 , 2014 Residents of the Al-Majar Al-Kabeer district in the southern province of Maysan, complained on Thursday about water scarcity and about the river that passes through the district becoming a breeding ground for algae and a repository for waste. Lack of sufficient potable, clean water...

Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges
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Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges

[:en]UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq” produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project, a joint UN-programme funded by...