Water harvesting and its impact on the development of water resources in Iraq


  • Nada Shaker Jawdat University of Kufa- College of Arts
  • Saadia Akol Menkhi University of Kufa- College of Arts
  • Falah Hassan Shannon University of Kufa- College of Arts




حصاد المياه وأثره في تنمية الموارد المائيةفي العراق


Water harvesting technology in Iraq is of great importance because of its role in the development of water and agricultural resources in it and the provision of water for various uses, due to what Iraq suffers from semi-arid climatic conditions and the lack of rainfall and the fluctuation of its fall between the years as well as the high temperatures that lead to higher operations Evaporation, bearing in mind that about half of the area of ​​Iraq consists of desert lands that suffer from water scarcity. Water harvesting technology has been applied in Iraq by various means, the most common of which is the construction of dams and reservoirs on rivers and valleys in various parts of Iraq, especially in desert areas. Water harvesting technology in Iraq faces some obstacles and problems, including natural obstacles, regulatory and administrative obstacles, and financing obstacles.


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جودت ندى شاكر, et al. “Water Harvesting and Its Impact on the Development of Water Resources in Iraq”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 29, Dec. 2016, pp. 115-52, doi:10.36317/kaj/2016/v1.i29.6092.

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