Press Roundup: 16 – 22 Jun 2019

Sunday 16/06/19

US ambassador to Iraq assures people that Mosul Dam is safe
NRT 

Monday 17/06/19

European Union supports recovery of agricultural livelihoods in northern Iraq
FAO 

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
Rudaw 

Saturday 15/06/19

Farmers affected by fires to be compensated
NRT

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
Reuters 

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
NRT

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
Rudaw 

Press Roundup: 26 May – 1 Jun 2019

Monday 27/05/19

Iraq: Thousands of acres of agricultural crops destroyed in fires over past two weeks
Kurdistan 24 – Sangar Ali

Kurdistan Region’s tallest waterfall: a deluge of opportunities?
Rudaw – Bakhtiyar Qadir

Tuesday 28/05/19

Iraq: Livestock sector to expand on higher birthrates, returning refugees
Feed Navigator – Jane Byrne

Wednesday 29/05/19

Kurdistan Region provinces prepare to battle summer wildfires
Rudaw 

Thursday 30/05/19

Turkey worried that US sanctions against Iran could cause social unrest in Iraq
Middle East Eye – Ragip Soylu

Friday 31/05/19

After decades, Iran, Iraq ready to dredge the Shatt al-Arab
al-Monitor – Adnan Abu Zeed

Saturday 01/06/19

How feasible is Khamenei’s economic doctrine for Iran?
al-Monitor – Bijan Khajehpour

Iraq lifts state of emergency at Majnoon oil field
Reuters 

Press Roundup: 19 – 25 May 2019

Sunday 19/05/19

Additional agricultural land torched in Kirkuk province
NRT

Monday 20/05/19

Iran sees 105% growth in precipitation
Mehr News

Iraqi economy hit by systematic terrorist campaigns: MP
The Baghdad Post

Timely rains help boost Iraq’s wheat output
World Grain – Arvin Donley

Waterkeepers Say Household Waste, Industrial Runoff Polluting Sulaimani’s Water
NRT

Tuesday 21/05/19

Iran dams’ capacity to rise by 2.8bln cubic meters in two years: Minister
The Iran Project 

Wednesday 22/05/19

Another farm burnt in Diyala, reasons remain unknown
The Baghdad Post

Hyundai inks $2.45b plant deal in Iraq
The Baghdad Post

Iraq: Beyond Oil And ISIS
LobeLog – Austin Bodetti

Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes
AFP 

Thursday 23/05/19

Forest police in Halabja seize over 350 kg of caught fish amid prohibition
NRT

Press Roundup: 12 – 18 May 2019

Monday 13/05/19

WASH Handbook for Teachers and Facilitators
Reliefweb 

Wednesday 15/05/19

Harsh Summer, Wet Winter? A Long Term View of Iraq’s Water Resources (report)
Iraq Energy Institute – Robert Tollast, Nick Waters & Lutz Krebs

UN Food and Agriculture Organization opens new office in Sulaimani
NRT

30 billion cubic meters of water wasted in 2019 due to lack of dams in Kurdistan: Director
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani

Thursday 16/05/19

Abdul-Mahdi and Erdogan discuss ‘decisive’ action against PKK
Rudaw

Iraq Has Procured 883,122 Tonnes of Local Wheat -Minister
Successful Farming

ISIS elements set fire to many wheat fields in Nineveh
The Baghdad Post 

Syria’s oil, gas and water – the Immiscible Solution to the War in Syria
Lima Charlie News – Dr. Gary K. Busch

Friday 17/05/19

Damage to 120 Meter Road halts traffic near Baharka exit in Erbil
Rudaw 

Saturday 18/05/19

In Iraq’s Diyala, 400 acres of Kurdish crops burned
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani

Press Roundup: 5 – 11 May 2019

Sunday 05/05/19

Heavy floods in Iraq’s southern governorate of Missan leaves over 100,000 children in need of urgent assistance
Reliefweb

Spotlight: Turkey’s struggling agriculture expects lifeline
The Rahnuma

Tuesday 07/05/19

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link
Reuters 

Wednesday 08/05/19

Petrodollars fail to ease Basra’s water crisis (podcast)
Financial Times – Chloe Cornish

Saturday 11/05/19

Iraq harvests almost 500,000 tonnes of local wheat at start of season
Business Recorder – Parvez Jabri

Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to visit Turkey on Wednesday: Turkish official
Rudaw

MP blames delay of Baghdad’s Khansaa project on corruption
The Baghdad Post