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    Iraq launches an appeal to the United Nations: We are facing the worst water crisis in our modern history

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    Economy News - Baghdad
    President of the Republic Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid affirmed, on Wednesday, that Iraq is implementing a strict water management plan, and while he indicated that the exacerbation of drought threatens the country's economy, he stressed the need to work with neighboring countries through agreements and commitments to ensure a fair share of water.
    Rashid said during his speech at the United Nations Water Conference held in New York, "Water is the lifeblood and luxury of life, and a necessity for social and economic development, and Iraq is emerging today from the ashes of war and is facing an unprecedented water crisis that has been exacerbated by the complex effects of climate change and water policies in neighboring countries." The water crisis in Iraq is already affecting livelihoods, destroying jobs and causing displacement at an alarming rate.”
    He added, "This problem poses major threats to food security and biodiversity, and if left without immediate intervention, water shortages will pose great risks to the agro-food system, ecosystem and social stability in Iraq. To address the water crisis in Iraq, there is an urgent need to find sustainable and innovative solutions at the global levels." local, national and international”.
    He continued, "During the past century, Iraq witnessed many sporadic droughts, but in recent years, these drought periods have occurred frequently, which is a strong indication of the negative impact of climate change, and the Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian civilizations existed on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates thousands of years ago." For years, and in modern Iraq, the livelihood of millions of people depends on these rivers, which are threatened by the negative effects of climate change and water policies in our neighboring countries. In our country, it has always been the main factor in preserving the environmental balance, not only in Iraq, but in the entire region.
    He pointed out, "In addition to the negative effects of climate change and the significant decrease in the flow of water across borders, the insufficient application of modern methods of managing water resources, which is primarily due to twelve years of international sanctions on the previous regime, inappropriate policies, and successive conflicts." It has made the country several decades behind international levels of development, and the failure to take advantage of modern technologies, improve the level of irrigation systems, and modernize the agricultural sector in a timely manner has contributed to the exacerbation of the current water crisis in Iraq.
    He stressed, "In the present day, Iraq bears the brunt of climate change and severe weather conditions, including regular floods, droughts, dust storms, and high temperatures that are beyond our control, and the decrease in cross-border water flows in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers due to water policies has resulted in In neighboring countries, this led to the worst water crisis in the modern history of Iraq, and Iraq depends mainly on these rivers, and the water policies pursued in neighboring countries directly affect the livelihoods of millions of Iraqis, causing mass migration and social and economic instability in the country.
    The President of the Republic indicated that:It is expected that Iraq's water needs will increase in the next decade due to population growth, economic development and the effects of climate change. However, the basic water sources (Tigris and Euphrates) continue to decline due to the water policies of neighboring countries, and that the behavior of neighboring countries (Turkey, Syria and Iran) is in plans Its own operational water limits the flow of fresh water, through the construction of storage dams, irrigation projects, and the diversion of hydraulic structures while ignoring the devastating results of the decline in water flow in Iraq and the deterioration of its quality, including the negative effects of water salinity. It must be addressed immediately, and the worsening drought has threatened It is dangerous for people's livelihoods and the economy of the state in Iraq, and it casts a shadow over the life and environment in the region, which leads to the reduction of the already shrinking green areas in the world, and desertification now threatens nearly forty percent of Iraq, the country that used to possess the most fertile and productive lands in the region. .
    He pointed out, "We urgently need in the future broader cooperation with the water and political authorities in our neighboring countries, especially Turkey, the formation of a permanent committee that includes technical and legal experts, the conclusion of regional agreements at the basin level, and the guarantee of a practical enforcement mechanism under the auspices of the United Nations, including These include timely and quantitative operating procedures to ensure sufficient and fair water shares for all, and the Iraqi government will invest in and improve water filtration and treatment systems. In addition, the government is working on developing effective and implementable plans to manage water resources and provide services through appropriate financing and improved private sector participation. ".
    He continued, "In addition, Iraq will invest in research programs that focus on the impact of water scarcity in relation to the effects of drought, climate change, and transboundary flows on water quantity and quality, as well as the impact on agricultural communities, and Iraqi water authorities will focus on rehabilitating, building, operating, and maintaining pumping stations." Water throughout the country, in addition to the rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems, using modern irrigation systems technologies to improve water use efficiency and reduce the negative effects of the water crisis.
    And he stated, "Restoring the marshes in Iraq is extremely important, including building infrastructure and providing basic services, and the Iraqi government addresses the water crisis by building, rehabilitating, operating, and maintaining dams, water aqueducts, reservoirs, and the water distribution system, including facilities that use the hydraulic control system." And building new dams (in the Kurdistan region as well as the southern and western parts of Iraq), and we are introducing strict measures to protect the environment, biodiversity and related ecosystems, and to prevent desertification through coordination with the countries of the region to control this dangerous phenomenon.
    In a summary of the challenges of the water crisis in Iraq, the President of the Republic stressed that "climate-related factors such as regular droughts, dust storms, and high temperatures that have occurred in recent years are beyond our control, and the necessary precautions must be taken to reduce the negative effects, including the establishment of the necessary infrastructure." To collect and preserve the largest amount of rain, arrangements must be made with neighboring countries through agreements and commitments to ensure a fair share of water for all, especially during the agricultural seasons.
    He added, "Iraq is implementing a strict water management plan to save it and reduce waste, including improving infrastructure, introducing modern irrigation systems, modernizing the agricultural sector, and paying serious attention to establishing an appropriate legal framework with regard to water management and waste control."
    The President of the Republic concluded his speech, appealing to the United Nations to "take serious measures to reduce the effects of climate change and to impose cooperation in the field of transboundary waters to ensure equitable distribution of water."



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