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The Stream, August 3: Floods Wipe Out North Korea's Drinking Water

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More than 3 million Syrians will require food aid over the next…

Syrian Refugees Flood Into Jordan's Dry Northern Region

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In states surrounding Syria — especially resource-poor Jordan — the influx of more than 120,000 Syrian refugees is putting a squeeze on the water supply.

The Stream, February 23: New Report Adds Fuel to Fracking Debate

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Energy A new study by the University of Texas Energy Institute…

The Stream, February 21: Drought Declared in South-East England

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Droughts South-East England is officially in a state of drought,…

The Stream, September 5: Floods in India

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Floods caused by monsoon rains have affected millions of people…

The Stream, March 11: Japan Earthquake

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An earthquake of 8.9. magnitude has hit Japan, triggering devastating…

The Stream, March 8: Toxic Lead

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Syria launched the construction of a $2.1 billion irrigation…

Drought Aggravates Extreme Poverty in Syria

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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.

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.

New Bank Loans Revive Controversial Ilisu Dam Project in Turkey

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The Turkish government plans to move forward with the dam despite international opposition.

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.

Iraq Demands More Water from Turkey, Syria

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Three months after Turkey promised to release more water down the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq still struggles with its water supplies.