Iraq’s Shrinking Water Supplies could Put Country on the Edge

As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage, agricultural runoff and chemical dumping are high, especially in southern Iraq, and families now reliant on …

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Iran’s Dams to Hit 156 by August 2021

The number of large dams in Iran would reach a total number of 156 by August 2021, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said, adding that the government is pushing ahead with plans to build 12 more dams across the country. Ardakanian said that Iran had broken a record of launching a …

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US, China will Cooperate on Hydropower Plant in Turkey

Turkey will collaborate with China and United States to build a pumped-storage hydropower plant in the Isparta province, in the western Anatolian region, Anadolu reported General Electrics General Manager Marwan Al Roub saying. “The pumped-storage hydropower plant will provide important capacity toward Turkey’s renewable energy potential,” Al Roub stated. The …

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