Tag: dam

    Before the flood: Turkey’s new dam set to wash away past despite uncertain future
    28 Oct 2021

    Turkey’s new Ilisu dam will flood villages and ancient sites. In Iraq, it could also deepen a water crisis, Middle East Eye warned in 2019. The Ilısu Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Tigris near the village of Ilısu and along the border of Mardin and Şırnak Provinces in Turkey. It is one […]

    Water crisis threatens 12 million Iraqis, Syrians: aid agencies

    Aid agencies working in Iraq and Syria on Monday issued a dire warning that more than 12 million people in both countries are losing access to water, food, and electricity because of a severe water crisis, Rudaw states. “The total collapse of water and food production for millions of Syrians and Iraqis is imminent,” said […]

    China in the neo-colonial race for Africa: newcomers lucky?

    China is a relatively new investor and a specific investor. Along with the Russian and American models of building loyalist blocs in the international arena, China has developed its unique algorithm for economic expansion without being burdened by shared historical memory or the demands of democratic transformation. However, it is essential that potential partners do […]

    Work on dam nearing completion in Oman
    20 Jul 2021

    80% of the construction work of Wadi Al Arashi dam located in the Wilayat of Yanqul, Al Dhahirah Governorate has been completed, Times of Oman reports. Oman News Agency (ONA) said that the construction work of Wadi Al Arashi dam in the Wilayat of Yanqul reached 80%, implemented under the supervision of the Ministry of […]

    Iraqi Kurdistan’s stolen rivers

    The warning came from a young man who chased us halfway through a village built into the steep hillside where the Lesser Zab River forms the border with Iran, about 50 kilometers north of Sulaimani city. On a late summer morning, the river was little more than a small stream under the close gaze of […]

    Battle for the Nile: Why Ethiopia’s GERD reservoir filling may be just the start of Egypt’s worries
    12 Jul 2021

    Amid calls for renewed talks and a last-minute UN intervention, the stark truth becomes apparent as Ethiopia begins filling the reservoir of its controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). There is simply not enough water to meet the rapidly growing needs of all 11 nations dependent on the Nile basin, Arab News reports. The GERD […]

    Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran
    07 Jul 2021

    The construction of Kamal Khan Dam in Afghanistan has caused Hamoun Wetlands to dry up and generate sand and dust hotspots. Masoud Tajrishi, deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the human environment, has said for Tehran Times. The dried-up wetlands became a source of sand and dust storm. The DOE has called […]

    Iraq requests Turkey to contribute to building major dam project in Iraq
    04 Jul 2021

    The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources revealed on June, 30 the results of discussions held by the ministry’s delegation during its official visit to Turkey last week, as well as discussing the possibility of Ankara’s contribution in building the Makhoul Dam project, state media reported. Ministry spokesman Awni Diab confirmed to state media that there […]

    Iraq faces harsh summer of water shortages as Turkey and Iran continue dam projects
    29 Jun 2021

    Millions of Iraqis face an intolerably harsh summer, with Turkish dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers compounding a year of low rainfall. Iraq depends on these rivers for almost all of its freshwater resources, The National News reports. The rivers, which account for more than 90% of Iraq’s freshwater, were at historically low levels […]