A serious government warning of the water situation in Iraq

A serious government warning of the water situation in Iraq

2017/11/1 11:08

A serious government warning of the water situation in Iraq[Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Minister of Water Resources, Hassan al-Janabi, described the water situation in Iraq as “critical.”
“Due to water scarcity and the decision to pour the Turkish Elissu dam on the Tigris next March, as the Turkish side informed us a few days ago, in order to preserve the limited water wealth and respect for basic human needs such as drinking water, the Cabinet decided to cancel its previous resolution No. 167 of the year 2011, which suspended payment of watering fees.
“The previous resolution” implicitly encourages the waste of water resources and impedes the transition to more efficient irrigation systems, such as closed irrigation systems and others, “Janabi said.
“The critical water situation requires decisive measures that we hope citizens will understand,” he said.
Water Minister Hassan al-Janabi said on Thursday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially informed us during a meeting of the Iraqi and Turkish delegations on Wednesday that the new dam on the Tigris River would be completed in the spring.
The Minister of Water Resources expressed “concern” and called on “citizens to keep every drop of water”

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