UN Iraq aims for 30 percent less water consumption under UNAMI-UNICEF conservation project


The water recycling unit of the action against climate change project.
UNICEF Iraq/ 2023/ Beshad


Baghdad - Freshwater scarcity is an ever-growing global concern, casting a shadow over environmental and societal well-being. Iraq, much like its neighbors, grapples with severe water management issues. Rising temperatures exacerbate the shrinking flow of the country’s two major rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates, and untreated wastewater discharge jeopardizes freshwater quality.
In addition to supporting the government in addressing the climate change effects, including water scarcity, through various activities and proposals for mitigation, the United Nations in Iraq also is doing its part, taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint in response to these challenges.
The collaboration between the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UNICEF is bringing about a significant transformation in wastewater treatment facilities across four UN compounds in Iraq. This groundbreaking initiative promises a cascade of positive changes, impacting freshwater conservation and safeguarding water sources.

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