Press Roundup: 14 – 20 Jul 2019

Sunday 14/07/19

Turkey’s Ilisu Dam is a war nature with catastrophic consequences
The National – Sarah Glynn

Monday 15/07/19

The Only OPEC Member That Could Challenge Saudi Oil Dominance
Oil Price – Simon Watkins

Thursday 18/07/19

Iraq-US rice trade deals will be major economic boon for Louisiana agriculture
Business Report – Annie Ourso Landry

Friday 19/07/19

People protest lack of services, water across Iraq

Saturday 20/07/19

Water breathes new life into Harran Plain in southeast
Daily Sabah 

Press Roundup: 7 – 13 Jul 2019

Tuesday 09/07/19

Baghdad has sent 15 billion dinars to Kurdistan Region for farmers’ funding: official

Wednesday 10/07/19

QRCS offers water, sanitation services to displaced in Iraq
Gulf Times 

Why is Iraq banning Turkish products?
TRT World – Bilge Nesibe Kotan

Thursday 11/07/19

Can Iraq get its water wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?
al-Monitor – Adnan Abu Zeed

Turkey helping Iraq’s water projects
Anadolu Agency – Emin Avundukluoğlu

Saturday 13/07/19

Turkey prepares action plan to solve Iraq’s water issue
Daily Sabah 

Press Roundup: 30 Jun – 6 Jul 2019

Sunday 30/06/19

Boy, 9, missing after falling into Erbil river
Rudaw – Zhelwan Z. Wali 

Farmers in Kurdistan Region will be compensated, says Iraqi PM

Iraq releases latest crop fire figures; disputed territories worst hit
Kurdistan 24 – Sangar Ali

Tuesday 02/07/19

BP considering expansion of Iraq’s Qarmat Ali water treatment plant
Meed – Wil Crisp

Wednesday 03/07/19

Why Iraq’s great rivers are dying
Vox – Sam Ellis

Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated
Tehran Times 

Thursday 04/07/19

Provincial authorities reject to bury radioactive waste in Iraq’s Salahudin
Xinhua – Yan

Friday 05/07/19

Fire has been burning at Tanjaro dumpsite for more than 8 days

Saturday 06/07/19

Body of girl, 9, recovered a week after drowning in Erbil river
Rudaw – Zhelwan Z. Wali

Iraq’s Marsh Arabs facing threats of climate change
Al Jazeera

Press Roundup: 23 – 29 Jun 2019

Sunday 23/06/19

Mystery fires in Iraq kill dream of food self-sufficiency
The Arab Weekly – Nazli Tarzi 

Monday 24/06/19

Iraq sees bumper crop this year in wheat, barley

Tuesday 25/06/19

Broken water pumps threaten Sulaimani with drinking water shortages

Wednesday 26/06/19

MP calls on Baghdad to buy more wheat from Kurdish farmers

Thursday 27/06/19

Iraqi Red Crescent: Installing filtering units and water refrigerators to the schools of the right side of Mosul
Iraqi Red Crescent Society

Friday 28/06/19

Archaeologists uncover ancient palace of the Mittani Empire in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan 24 – Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Five members of family drown in river in Duhok while picnicking
Kurdistan 24

Saturday 29/06/19

Heavy rainfalls bring healthy harvests near Halabja

Press Roundup: 16 – 22 Jun 2019

Sunday 16/06/19

US ambassador to Iraq assures people that Mosul Dam is safe

Monday 17/06/19

European Union supports recovery of agricultural livelihoods in northern Iraq

Iraqi PM faces protests over power shortages and graft
Arab News – Suadad al-Salhy

“The Reality of Water Security and Sustainability” A Seminar Organized by Humat Dijlah and the College of the Origins of Religion
Save the Tigris 

Tuesday 18/06/19

Fifth largest dam in Kurdistan to be operational before 2020
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani 

Wednesday 19/06/19

13 Kurdish neighborhoods face Kirkuk revamp exclusion
Rudaw – Hiwa Husamaddin

Thursday 20/06/19

After years of war and drought, Iraq’s bumper crop is burning
Reuters – Ahmed Aboulenein & Maha El Dahan

Basra: Protests erupt over corruption, unemployment and power cuts
Middle East Eye – Alex MacDonald

Southern Iraq: Basra protests resume as temperatures and anger rise
The National – Lizzie Porter

Friday 21/06/19

Army wraps up Mosul Dam mission, the ‘construction project that never ends’
Stars and Stripes – Chad Garland 

Cancer hits residents of Iraqi oil city of Basra
al-Monitor – Mustafa Saadoun

Press Roundup: 9 – 15 Jun 2019

Sunday 09/06/19

Iraq reveals causes of fires destroying thousands of acres of land
Kurdistan 24 – Sangar Ali

Turkish dam could hold trouble for Anatolia’s cultural heritage and for Iraq
The Arab Weekly – Thomas Seibert

Tuesday 11/06/19

Replacing oil wells with solar panels in Iraq
The New Arab – Austin Bodetti

Yazidi farmers return home to cultivate farmland after years in exile
PRI – Tessa Fox

Wednesday 12/06/19

Summer Approaches And Early Protests Begin In South Iraq
Musings on Iraq – Joel Wing

Turkish jets destroy road, petrol station in series of attacks in Kurdistan Region
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani 

Thursday 13/06/19

Iraq has enough wheat and rice until end of 2019 -grain board
Succesful Farming 

Friday 14/06/19

Sardasht’s natural springs bring tourists to Kurdistan’s mountains

Saturday 15/06/19

Farmers affected by fires to be compensated

Iraqi refugees in Turkey await post-war reconstruction to return home
Daily Sabah – Mustafa Kirikçioğlu

Mosul Dam Task Force members earn awards
US Army Corps of Engineers 

Press Roundup: 2 – 8 Jun 2019

Sunday 02/06/19

Iran says 82 percent of its dams are full after heavy rains, floods
Radio Farda 

Turkish delegation to visit Iraq for discussions on water resources
Hurriyet Daily News

Monday 03/06/19

Iraq picks Hyundai E&C for $2.4 bln seawater injection project – state oil company director

Tuesday 04/06/19

Iraq’s human rights commission submits urgent appeal to Baghdad to address fires at farms in Nineveh
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani 

Wednesday 05/06/19

More crop fires in Kirkuk as Iraqi ministry reports over 30,000 acres burned so far
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani

Water level at Turkey’s Atatürk Dam hits 7-year high after rainfall above average
Daily Sabah

65 illicit refineries still in operation in Erbil, out of total 124 in Kurdistan Region

Friday 07/06/19

Ankara, Baghdad to look for ways to raise trade volume to $20B target
Daily Sabah 

More than half a million dunams of land have caught fire in Iraq