Water resources is being wasted in Iraq
According to UNICEF statement on the eve of World Water Day(March 21,2011-Baghdad),many people are unable to access safe drinking water but 50% of water resources are misused in Iraq. The statement goes like this…"Iraq faces difficulties in meeting the target of 91 percent of households using a safe drinking water supply by 2015. Iraq's average water production level per person, at 327 litres (86 gallons)/capita/day, is considered high by international standards but around 50 percent of the water produced is lost to seepage, leakage and wastage due to system inefficiencies," Adding to this UNICEF child fund said that "One in five or around six million Iraqis do not have access to safe water, of which the vast majority are in rural areas,".
Many Iraqi children get their water from nearby river or creek, huge amount of sewage waste is thrust into Tigris River which threatens the supply of clean water.
UNICEF said that it has helped many projects for the supply of good drinking water and also conducted training and awareness campaign in order to avoid water borne diseases.