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The Stream, February 14: Major Water Loss Across Middle East

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The Tigris and Euphrates' river basins lost almost as much water…

Report: Groundwater Pumping a Major Cause of Declining Water Storage in the Middle East

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Satellite data shows the Tigris and Euphrates river basins are yet another example of how groundwater is being pumped at unsustainable rates across the world.

The Stream, February 12: International Year of Water Cooperation Launches

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UNESCOPRESS reported yesterday from Paris where the ceremony…

Perspective: Waters, Wars, Wheat, Watts, Waste and Wasta Add Up to Syria's Liquid Worries

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Syria's economics, history, politics, diplomacy, and culture have often been defined in a large part by water. This has been the case since this area was part of the Eblan civilization, or about 2500 BC, onward. But let's look at some more recent facts and events.

Water: Iraq's Other Problem

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Iraq also blames upstream dams in Turkey for the river’s low levels, which permit seawater intrusion in the Tigris and Euphrates. Both sides tried to ameliorate the situation with Thursday’s agreement.Add water shortage to the list of problems besetting the Iraqi government.

Drought Strikes 'Garden Of Eden' Marshes In Iraq

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Once described as the place of earthly paradise and source…

Old Mesopotamian Waters Inadequate for Thirsty Middle Eastern States

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Iraq might be soaking in oil, but its water reservoirs have…