Water shortage threatens two million people in southern Iraq

September 29, 2010 at 11:32 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Water shortage threatens two million people in southern Iraq

Electricity supply to Nasiriyah has dropped by 50% because of falling levels of Euphrates river

(see video)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/26/water-shortage-threat-iraq

Is Iraq’s Next Crisis Ecological?

December 15, 2009 at 8:57 am | Posted in Turkmens | 1 Comment
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Is Iraq’s Next Crisis Ecological?

Andy Kroll & Martin Chulov

December 14, 2009With each passing day, the transfer of power from American forces to the Iraqi government looks less like a peaceful exchange and more like a bloody descent into chaos. On December 8th, a series of bombings in Baghdad killed at least 121 people and struck two Iraqi government institutions, an appeals court and the Finance Ministry. Those institutions had only recently been relocated after a similarly devastating attack in October, that killed 155 and wounded 500, destroyed their previous buildings. Iraq’s security situation remains grim enough that one Iraqi politician said, “We can only hope that not every day will turn into Bloody Days.”  Continue Reading Is Iraq’s Next Crisis Ecological?…

Water shortage threatens two million people in southern Iraq

August 28, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Water shortage threatens two million people in southern Iraq

Electricity supply to Nasiriyah has dropped by 50% because of falling levels of Euphrates river

 Martin Chulov in Nasiriyah, Iraq

guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 August 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/26/water-shortage-threat-iraq

 Two million people face life without water Link to this video

A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq‘s civilisation is threatening to leave up to 2 million people in the south of the country without electricity and almost as many without drinking water.

An already meagre supply of electricity to Iraq’s fourth-largest city of Nasiriyah has fallen by 50% during the last three weeks because of the rapidly falling levels of the Euphrates river, which has only two of four power-generating turbines left working.

If, as predicted, the river falls by a further 20cm during the next fortnight, engineers say the remaining two turbines will also close down, forcing a total blackout in the city.

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Iraq Drought Cuts Harvest, Boosts Imports as Oil Cash Slips

August 9, 2009 at 9:18 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iraq Drought Cuts Harvest, Boosts Imports as Oil Cash Slips

 

By Anthony DiPaola and Caroline Alexander

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aP2Jq8mr3vNQ#

 

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) — Iraq may have its worst harvest in a decade this year as an extended drought cuts its water supply, forcing the third-biggest OPEC producer to increase grain imports as oil revenue drops.

 

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