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London hosts academic conference on Iraq’s water resources
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London hosts academic conference on Iraq’s water resources

[:en]Concern mounts about the future of Iraq’s water resources, and in an important development Iraqi President Fouad Masoum warned about the deteriorating situation. It is important for Iraq to raise its voice in regional and international fora to fight for its legitimate rights to sufficient shares of water, especially with regards to rivers shared with...

Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding  the Revitalization of the Marshlands
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Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding the Revitalization of the Marshlands

[:en]  Al-Mada Press, Dhi Qar Environmental and governmental organizations warned on Thursday of the deteriorating environmental situation in the Iraqi Marshes, as a result of the lack of water release upstream. Causes of the current drought in the Marshes were attributed to “the poor management of water resources in the basins= of the Tigris and...

The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River
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The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

[:en]Chatham House The Euphrates’ existing resource security challenges have been compounded by upheaval in Syria and Iraq. Without urgent attention, stresses on the river’s resources will add to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis created by the conflict. The Euphrates River is of critical importance for water, food and energy security in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Flowing south-east...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2020 – A Vision for the Future: Water and Sanitation for a Growing Economy
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Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2020 – A Vision for the Future: Water and Sanitation for a Growing Economy

[:en]Document released by the Iraqi Kurdistan Ministry of Planning, May 2015 Vision: Water security for all, and water and sanitation services that reach every home and supply every industry. Water and Sanitation Today and in 2020  We are fortunate to have water resources throughout our Region, including such rivers as the Tigris, the Great Zab, the Little...

Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign
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Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

[:en]Press Release, May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. It has taken control of the water infrastructure in several locations and is using war tactics, including flooding and cutting off...

Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq
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Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign Following the ICSSI Conference in Oslo (27-29 October 2014) Recently, the following article by South-Asian based journalist Amantha Perera was published. It exposes how water will be a defining issue for the world for decades to come. The issue is especially relevant for Iraq today. Water:...