A Green and Sustainable Vision for Basra

by Broder Merkel, Sameh W. Al-Muqdadi, Nawrast S. Abdalwahab and Zina Riadh

Between the 1950s and 1970s, Basra was known as the Venice of the Middle East. Today, one can only imagine the beauty that once characterized this city with great imagination. 

Broder Merkel, Sameh W. Al-Muqdadi, Nawrast S. Abdalwahab, and Zina Riadh Abdulla look at Basra as it is today, identify the challenges the city is facing, and together develop visions for a green and sustainable water management for Iraq’s downstream city.

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