World Bank representative: We are ready to implement plans to face water scarcity
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The World Bank has expressed its willingness to implement high-priority projects to address water scarcity in Iraq. At the same time, experts and specialists in water affairs have praised the steps to construct water harvesting dams.
The Special Representative of the Bank in Iraq, Richard Abdel Nour, said during a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Baghdad Water Conference, the Bank's readiness to cooperate with the Iraqi government, to implement projects that contribute to facing water scarcity in the country. to the closed".
For his part, environmental expert Iyad al-Asadi stressed the importance of investing in the presence of international organizations related to water in the Baghdad conference, by requesting support from them to finance the establishment of small treasury projects that secure Iraq's need for water, especially in dry seasons. He also praised the effective steps taken by the Ministry of Resources, to harvest rainwater and torrents coming from Iran, and invest it in irrigating agricultural crops during the summer season, instead of wasting it through the construction of small, low-cost dams in the eastern regions of Wasit, Maysan, and Diyala provinces adjacent to the border strip. with Iran.
In a practical step to confront global warming and the lack of water revenues in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Ministry of Water Resources took its first steps to actually benefit from torrential waters and rains, by establishing small dams in a number of governorates to 'harvest water' during the months when it rains to benefit from it later in the year. Irrigation of agricultural crops.
An expert in water affairs and a member of the Euphrates River Salinity Treatment Committee in the Council of Ministers, Najm Abd Tarish, told Al-Sabah: “The lands bordering Iran in Wasit, Diyala and Maysan are among the most fertile lands in Iraq and have promising opportunities for agriculture,” explaining that “the construction of small dams on rivers Kalal, Duirij al-Tayyib, and other rivers can revive the region, provide the required water, and raise the groundwater level
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