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3 Jul 2022 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
The de facto political power in the Kurdish region accused Turkey of violating the tripartite agreement among Turkey, Syria and Iraq which determines minimum levels of water flow at the borders. It is considered a means of attack on the Kurdish people.
31 May 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Iran has requested formation of bilateral committee to facilitate exchange of views and ensure interstate cooperation on water resources.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
21 Nov 2021 DAMASCUA, Syria
Climate change-linked extreme drought, continued armed conflict in the region, and up-stream blockage aggravate water shortages in rural Syria.
26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop" on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash pollution and transform waste into value in water-intensive industries.
21 May 2021 Damascus
Claims and counterclaims persist amid ongoing water cutoffs in Syria's conflict-torn Hasakah region. Between half and million and one million people are without water as aid agencies truck 3,000 m3 per day.
7 May 2021 Istanbul
Turkey's president Erdogan appears determined to press ahead with his Istanbul canal megaproject, despite a lack of financial support from Turkish banks and threats to ecosystems and the city's water supply. Banks cite UN sustainability pact and other risks as reasons for non-involvement.
26 Jan 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Syrian protesters hit the streets in mid-January in the al-Hasakeh region of northeast Syria around repeated water shortages caused by outages at the Allouk pumping station, with hundreds of demonstrators blaming Turkish occupying forces for repeated water shutoffs. Further coverage by Water Diplomat Local media outlets describe Turkish forces stopping operations mid-January at Allouk, the only source of drinking water to approximately one million people...
21 Jan 2021 ANKARA, Turkey
The causal factors behind Turkey’s water woes include persistently lower rainfall, inefficient water retention policies and wasteful practices in agriculture, municipal and domestic use, further magnified by sustained population growth.With Turkey's government bing forced in January to denia media reports that Istanbul may run out of water within 45 days, new statistics illustrate the role played by outmoded, wasteful irrigation practises in the country...
21 Jan 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The government of Iraq has warned that the country could face a water crisis in the absence of a water quota deal with Turkey, which faces its own water shortage challenges.Media in the region are quoting concerns expressed by Iraq’s water resources minister Medhi Rashid Al-Hamdani in January following recent talks with Turkey on water resources from the Tigris River, one of Iraq’s primary water sources...
3 Jan 2021 TAL ABYAD
With support from Turkey, water supplies have reached 35 villages in northern Syria’s Tal Abyad district after being disrupted for more than a year due to the sabotage of water and electricity networks by the YPG/PKK terror group. Following Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring launched against the terror group and the liberation of the towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain, the YPG/PKK regularly destroyed electricity networks, which eventually disrupted the functioning of water networks in the surrounding towns and villages...