VIDEO: Iraq desperate to quench its thirst as nearby dams cause water scarcity

Iraq is suffering from a water scarcity and observers say there is an irony in that situation as for the past 8,000 years, Iraq’s abundance of water came to define the country’s identity.

Damns built from neighboring countries Iran, Turkey and Syria are reduced the flow of water to Iraq. Today, in the land where irrigated agriculture is born, agriculture is suffering major losses.

Sumerian farmers can no longer rely on natural flood irrigation.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53