As neighboring dams go up, Kurdistan’s water level goes down.
The lack of clean drinking water and the destructive policies of neighboring countries [Turkey and Iran] will ultimately lead to a major loss in agricultural lands and a drought in Kurdistan Region.
Experts say the water crisis in Kurdistan Region is imminent in spite of too-late efforts to build several dams in the region.
Health officials said a lack of clean drinking water and rising temperatures in the region could spark another cholera epidemic similar to the one in 2007, which led to 2,000 infections and 24 deaths.
Read more: Khidhr Domle, The Kurdish Globe, 22 May 2008