[size=36]The United Nations invites Iraq's neighbors to discussions on water sharing and management[/size]
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, today, Tuesday, the United Nations warned of the challenges facing the country due to the shortage of water, while calling on its neighboring countries to engage in meaningful discussions on water sharing and resource management.
In a message for World Water Day, the United Nations Representative in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said that "in Iraq, the availability and proper management of water resources are of particular importance. Last month, I visited the swamps of Mesopotamia in the south, and witnessed first-hand the many challenges that Iraq faces." .
"Reduced rainfall, water shortages, soil and water salinization, inefficient resource management, and population growth have all taken their toll across the country. In addition to climate change, the active decline in water flows from neighboring countries is another serious threat," she said. ".
"The harsh reality is that water scarcity is not only an existing risk, it is also a risk multiplier: its potential impact on poverty, displacement and conflict has serious implications for Iraq's long-term stability and prosperity," Plasschaert said.
She stressed that "all stakeholders across the political spectrum must prioritize this as a shared responsibility, a critical issue that must be addressed urgently and seriously, to overcome the political divide and also, most importantly, Iraq's neighbors must engage in meaningful discussions on water sharing and resource management." ". Ended 29 / 92