First Mesopotamian Water Forum addresses key challenges to regional water management
Held from 6-8 April 2019 at the University of Sulaimani, the forum set out to address some of these challenges in the 21st century and to promote water as...
Syria’s water resources face multiple challenges resulting from poor management and physical scarcity. The high rate of population growth, rapid urbanization, climate change and economic development is exacerbating these...
Water Resources in Syria
Rain is the main water resource in Syria, affecting the availability of all other water resources. The average annual rainwater resource is estimated at 46 billion cubic metres (BCM).
Water Quality in Syria
Available water quality data clearly reveal that groundwater and surface water pollution is a common phenomenon across the country.
Water Use in Syria
agriculture is the dominant water consumer, with 87% of all water use, and hence the major contributor to the current deficit in the water balance, which has led to...
Water Infrastructure in Syria
Syria has, like most MENA countries, invested heavily in technology and infrastructure to store and divert water resources and to deliver water services to farmers, industries and households
A young girl drinks water from a water stand in Gaza. ( Photo taken by: Iyad Al Baba, Oxfam)