Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : water crisis

The Challenges of Water Sustainability in Iraq

Abdul Hameed M. Jawad Al Obaidy; Mukdad Al-Khateeb

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2013, Volume 31, Issue 5, Pages 828-840

The sustainable development in Iraq is being hindered by several obstacles. Water, being related to the food security, is a main concern that could duplicate the already present socio-economic dilemmas. Unless practical measures are immediately initiated, the consequences are expected to demolish the development achievements, though so modest, and become a real threat to the lives of the Iraqis within the near future. This paper aims to present a holistic view at the current development challenges and to concentrate on the socio-economic challenges to water sustainability in Iraq. Also, stresses on the need for a comprehensive national plan for the conservation of water and other natural resources and how to reverse the environmental challenges into practical opportunities for sustainable development.