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As climate threats grow, Iraq battles a new enemy: Water shortages

12 Dec 2017, TRF

Water has been a secondary concern to the conflict in Iraq, but is now becoming a new source of conflict. Dam construction upstream in Turkey combined with more erratic rainfall is resulting in decreasing water flows in Iraqi rivers. Geopolitical issues are evident as the county might need to negotiate water-sharing agreements with Turkey and Iran.



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