His Excellency the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, praised the efforts of Ministry of Water Resources and its diligent efforts to prevent the danger of floods and reduce the damage caused by it.
The Minister of Water Resources Dr. Jamal Al-Adly, Headed the 12th meeting of the National Marshlands Management Committee as a World Heritage Property in the presence of members of the relevant ministries and civil society organizations.
The Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Jamal Al-Adly, the international team headed by Mrs. Meridel Rubinstein and the presence of His Excellency the Iraqi Ambassador in the Netherlands Mr. Hisham Al-Alawi to see the stages of the implementation of the environmental park project in his chosen location in the Chabayish district in Dhi Qar marshes.
As a result of the increase in water expenses from the Tigris River branches towards the marshes, it was noticed through field follow-up carried out by the management of the Maysaan Marshes projects and their cadres, an increase in the rates of flooding and high levels of water, whether in the sector of the central marshes or the al-Hawizeh marsh sector, which had a great impact on the recovery of the fishing movement and fishermen.
In order to meet the recommendation of the 6th meeting of the National Marshlands Management Committee as a World Heritage Property, the meeting was held with the representatives of the Ministry of Oil for two days(11 and 12 April 2017).
Since establishment of the center in 2004, the Center for the Restoration of the Marshlands and Wetlands has been developing the marshes and rehabilitating them after the drying over the past years.
Director of management for Dhi Qar Marsh projects accompanied by a member of the Council of the province of Dhi-Qar (Ajial Al-Musawi), a member of the Council of Dhi Qar, Chairman of the Committee of Tourism and Antiquities for the development of tourism at council of province.
The Minister of Water Resources Jamal El-Adly visited Maysaan Province, to review the progress of the irrigation projects and the precautionary measures taken to treat the rain and flood waters and pass the potential flood waves towards the marshes.
He instructed to intensify the mechanical and engineering effort to deal with the flood in (Abu Khasaf) at (Bani Hashem) district to provide drinking water for the people of the area.
The Minister of Water Resources Dr.Hassan Al-Janabi has an expanded meeting with the local government of Dhi-Qar Governorate and the directorates affiliated with the Ministry to discuss the reality of irrigation and evaluate the value of water shares and the levels of water entering the marshes for their continuity and sustainable life.
China has designated seven wetlands as Wetlands of International Importance. It now boasts 64 such “Ramsar Sites” which together cover over 7.3 million hectares (73,000 square kilometres).
Tianjin Beidagang Wetlands (Site no. 2425 on the List of Wetlands of International Importance) lies in a transitional area of inland and coastal wetlands where the Duliujian River meets Bohai Bay. Located just to the south of the city of Tianjin, the site provides exceptional habitat for waterbirds, and its situation on the East Asian – Australasian Flyway migration route results in annual total numbers regularly exceeding 400,000.