Coronavirus in water: Risk of transmission varies between pools, lakes, oceans

Monday, 01 June 2020

As the summer heat kicks in and COVID-19 restrictions ease, many may be planning on heading for a ......

New app predicts water-related conflict up to year in advance

Thursday, 05 December 2019

Conflicts over water are likely to flare up in Iraq, Mali and India in the coming year, according to ......

Hong Kong police fire water cannon at protesters for first time

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Hong Kong police on Sunday fired water cannon towards protesters for the first time in a significant ......

Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water ......

Water-stressed Pakistan looks for billions in donations to build dams

Sunday, 24 February 2019

As Pakistan faces worsening water scarcity - and trouble sourcing international cash for hydropower ......

Ethiopia expects Nile dam to be ready to start operation in late 2020

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Ethiopia’s $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction ......

ANALYSIS: The disaster of drought and water shortage crisis in Iran

Friday, 14 December 2018

Iran is currently suffering from shortage and lack of water and certain policies have been put in ......

How Arabs can tackle food security

Friday, 07 December 2018

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME


18 Iranian MPs resign over water crisis in Isfahan

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Eighteen members of Iran’s parliament collectively resigned in protest to the cancellation of ......

Water geopolitics in the Middle East

Monday, 19 November 2018

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME


EU’s Iraq ambassador gets sick after consuming polluted water in Basra

Friday, 05 October 2018

The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq said Thursday he had become sick in the city of Basra ......

Once great legacy of Arabs, India reviving ancient underground water channels

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

One of the great legacies of Arabs and Persians to the world, the Qanat (Arabic for conduit) or ......

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

Monday, 03 September 2018

Rising salinity and toxic waste in the waters of Basra is not only killing off the fish population ......

Time to focus on water management in Arab world as source of growth and stability

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Anders Jägerskog, Ph.D, is Senior Water Resources Management at the Global Water Practice at the World Bank. His work focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region. Previously he was Counsellor for regional water resources in the MENA region at the Swedish Embassy in Amman, Jordan; Director, Knowledge Services, at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) where he headed the Transboundary Water Management Unit and was work area leader for applied research. He managed the UNDP Shared Waters Partnership which facilitates and promotes dialogue and cooperation on transboundary water resources. He is Associate Professor (Docent) at Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg where his work focuses on global water issues. He worked for Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs; at the Embassy of Sweden, Nairobi and at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 2003 he finished his PhD on the water negotiations in the Jordan River Basin at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at the Linköping University, Sweden. He has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, debate articles and reports on global water issues.


More than 2 mln cubic meters of desalinated water for pilgrims

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Saudi National Water Company (NWC) has announced its readiness to provide pilgrims at the holy sites ......