The Minister of Water Resources, Awn Dhiab Abdullah, confirmed that the most prominent challenges facing the management of water resources in Iraq are climate change and the continuation of the riparian countries with it in implementing their irrigation development projects.
A statement by the Ministry of Water Resources said that within the visit of the Minister of Water Resources, Awn Dhiab Abdullah, to Croatia, the Minister performed a visit to the headquarters of the International Committee for the Management of the Sava River Basin in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, accompanied by representatives of the Advisory Board, the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of officials in the Ministry.
According to the statement, the executive secretary of the committee made a technical presentation that included the committee’s experience in cross-border cooperation in the Sava River basin, in which Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania share.
After that, the Minister gave, according to the statement, a technical presentation entitled (The Water Situation in Iraq), in which he explained the most important challenges facing the management of water resources in Iraq, most notably climate change and the continuation of the riparian countries with Iraq in implementing their developmental irrigation projects. The presentation also included the method of joint cooperation to manage the Sava River basin and how to manage the shared water resources in the river basin among all the countries benefiting from it.
The Minister referred to the Ministry’s measures to face these challenges and the importance of benefiting from the experience of the Sava River Basin Committee by reaching a comprehensive, fair and equitable agreement to share the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates basins in accordance with relevant international laws and the experiences of the leading countries in this field.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency