Press Roundup: 21 – 27 Jul 2019

Sunday 21/07/19

Government addresses water meter malfunctions, deficiencies in Sulaimani province
Kurdistan 24 – Hiwa Shilani 

Monday 22/07/19

Basra is Thirsty: Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis (report)
Human Rights Watch

Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra
Human Rights Watch 

Technical and Environmental Efficiency of Wheat Farms in Saline Irrigated Areas of Central Iraq
Icarda

The government needs to solve Basra’s water problems
Rudaw – Belkis Wille

Tuesday 23/07/19

Iran Dams Are Emptying, Again
Financial Tribune

Thursday 25/07/19

Training farmers to tackle environmental challenges
Norwegian Refugee Council – Helen Baker 

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
Rudaw

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
NRT

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
NRT

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
NRT

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
Rudaw 

Tuesday 25/06/19

Broken water pumps threaten Sulaimani with drinking water shortages
NRT

Wednesday 26/06/19

MP calls on Baghdad to buy more wheat from Kurdish farmers
NRT

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
Rudaw

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