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 ENG  Vol.10 No.6 , June 2018
Present Water Crises in Iraq and Its Human and Environmental Implications
Abstract: Iraq is facing a serious water shortage problem now, which has not been experienced before. This is because of the reduction of flow of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers which is due to the implementation of hydrological projects within the upstream part of the catchment and climate change. Mismanagement of water resources within Iraq made the problem graver. It is believed that serious discussion with all riparian countries to reach an agreement to share the water of the two rivers and their tributaries is desperately needed. In addition, a prudent scientific strategy should be implemented and put into practice to overcome this problem in Iraq. In addition, the key positions within the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources should be given to people having real experience in the water resources sector to ensure discreet and prudent management of the problem.
Cite this paper: Al-Ansari, N. and Adamo, N. (2018) Present Water Crises in Iraq and Its Human and Environmental Implications. Engineering, 10, 305-319. doi: 10.4236/eng.2018.106021.
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