Water Crisis and it's Influence on Agricultural Sector in Iraq for period (1990-2007)
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2010, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 332-342
AbstractThe scarcity of water resources in Agricultural sector is very critical now. The irrigated agricultural sector in Iraq balled about (85%) from water resources that belongs to the agricultural sector . In the same time there was decreasing in water amount supplying to Iraq from Tigris and Euphrates by the rate (2%), the decreasing in water amount in Tigris was (3.3 %), while the increasing in water amount in Euphrates record annual average growth about (1.81%) in period (1991-2007), this decreasing influence on quality of two rivers water because the salt increasing in both of them. The receptor water rate belong to agriculture in this period was (46.68) milliard cubic meter yearly, and total requirements of water to agricultural purposes was (30.05) milliard cubic meter yearly in study period .The water lost rate were (16.36) milliard cubic meter yearly in (1990-2007).
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