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Volume 150, 2020The Seventh International Congress “Water, Waste and Environment” (EDE7-2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Geosciences and Environmental Culture|
|Published online||12 February 2020|
Study and evaluation the Marshes and surrounding areas in south of Iraq
1 State University of Land use planning, Moscow 105064, Russia
2 College of Agriculture and Forestry, Duhok University, Duhok, 42001, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
In this study, the marshlands in southern Iraq were investigated, focusing on the Hawizeh Marshlands and adjacent areas, by studying the scenario and quantities of water, in addition to the hydraulic and hydrochemical characteristics. To accomplish the objects of this study the researcher visited some fields, made interview with farmers, specialists, authorities and directorates related to this study. The results of this study indicate that there are a huge problem existed in the drainage systems with absence of natural outlets, the discharges of drainage water is towards Al- Hawizeh marsh which flow back its water into Tigris river through several canals, increasing salinity, scare of water, miss-use of land, lack of governments efforts to promote agricultural production leads to loss of soil productivity and land degradation.
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