Tag: West Asia

Ancient systems keep water flowing | Nature Middle East

Traditional water harvesting systems can help communities in the Middle East and North Africa cope with worsening water scarcity and

In Iraq’s marshlands, researchers are racing to document a disappearing dialect | Equal Times

UNESCO estimates that half of all languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century if nothing is

Water Wars | Weapons of Reason

The overly simplistic water war narrative overlooks the inherently cooperative nature of humanity In the future, water may become an

Sowing a secure future beyond seed banks | Nature Middle East

Gene banks play a vital role in safeguarding critical plant biodiversity, but boosting regional food security ultimately requires improving farmers’

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

A Syrian shepherd with animals grazing in pasture in springtime in Syria

Environmental ruin could make postwar Syria unlivable | World Politics Review

An overlooked casualty of the Syrian civil war: Its environment After nearly a decade of conflict, the extensive damage inflicted

Kurdistan Rawanduz River Kira Walker

Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East | DW

While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to

A worsening water crisis is threatening Iraq’s future | World Politics Review

Instability will continue in Iraq so long as its long-neglected water crisis is not addressed The many ongoing challenges in

Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of