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30/10/2021
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Basra, Iraq's economic powerhouse, suffocates under a severe water shortage
Sadak Souici / Le Pictorium
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The chief engineer of Basra's only wastewater treatment plant. At the end of the process, the water is almost always as foul as it was at the beginning. We are missing two technical steps to be able to release really clear water," he concedes. One of these projects was to be launched until Daesh invaded part of the country and our budget went to other priorities.
Iraq: in Basra, climate and political crises are poisoning the population
It was once called the "Venice of the Middle East". Today, faced with global warming, dams in neighboring countries (Turkey and Iran) and governmental negligence, the Iraqi province of Basra is struggling with a very serious water deficit. The health crisis of the summer of 2018, during which nearly 118,000 people were poisoned by water, was not enough to turn the situation around.
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