Iraq: Water crisis threatens next agricultural plan

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Iraq: Water crisis threatens next agricultural plan
Iraq: Water crisis threatens next agricultural plan

On Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources confirmed that the water crisis is not limited to drinking water, but also affects agricultural plans in all governorates. The Euphrates Basin is particularly affected by these consequences.

According to Bassim Majid, an expert in the Ministry and a former Director of Water Resources in Diyala, the Ministry’s plans aim to provide clean drinking water and irrigation for orchards in all governorates. However, the looming crisis poses a significant threat to future agricultural strategies.

Majid explained that the governorates located in the Euphrates River Basin are facing a significant challenge due to reduced water levels caused by lower inflow from Syria. He emphasized the government’s efforts to ensure that Iraq receives its allocated share of water from the Euphrates River through international agreements, protocols, and diplomatic channels.

Majid explained that the governorates located in the Euphrates River Basin are facing a significant challenge due to reduced water levels caused by lower inflow from Syria. He emphasized the government’s efforts to ensure that Iraq receives its allocated share of water from the Euphrates River through international agreements, protocols, and diplomatic channels.

Iraq is facing a severe water crisis in recent years due to reduced rainfall and lower water levels coming from neighboring countries that supply the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The situation has worsened drought conditions, leading to Iraq’s ranking as the “fifth most climate-affected nation globally,” as per the United Nations.

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