Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Water Scarcity: Problems and Possible solutions

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    Iraq relies in its water resources on the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates and their tributaries. It used to be considered rich in its water resources until 1970. Then, the water quantity started to decrease due to the construction of hydrological projects within the riparian countries as well as the effect of climate change. In addition, water management planning in Iraq requires number of strategies that can help to overcome the water shortage problem. In this work, the negative problems are discussed and solutions are given to solve the water shortage problem.

     

    Keywords: Water Scarcity, Tigris, Euphrates, Climate Change, Iraq.