Iraq water crisis

The UN classified Iraq as fifth in the world in vulnerability to climate change. Government studies reveal it is about 40 percent desert, and the salinity of much of the land is too high for agriculture. (AFP)

How worsening water crisis threatens livelihoods and development in Iraq

  • Water levels of the two biggest rivers have dropped to record low levels as a result of decreasing volumes
  • Neighboring countries have exacerbated the problem by building dams on Tigris and Eurphrates sources
By Nadia Al-Faour ·