Project profile — Transboundary water management in Iraq

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Transboundary water management in Iraq - Overview
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (XM-DAC-41114)
2022-03-31 - 2025-03-31
Country / region • Iraq (100.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
Description and results


This project seeks to strengthen Iraq's negotiation and technical capacity to engage in transboundary water negotiations with the upper riparian countries of Iran, Syria and Turkey. This will enable them to obtain an equitable share of these watercourses. A three-pronged strategy is employed to achieve this. Project activities include: (1) enhancing technical capacity for negotiations; (2) supporting Iraq's participation in UN conventions and forums on transboundary water cooperation; (3) facilitating negotiations between Iraq and upper riparian countries; and (4) working to find approaches to reduce water conflict.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) Improved access to obtain a greater share of water from the three rivers: the Euphrates, the Shatt Al-Arab and the Tigris; and (2) enabled Iraqis to better cope with scarcity and maintain their livelihoods under pressure from the effects of climate change.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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