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Iraq: Technician training keeps water flowing in rural areas

Clean water is hard to come by in the Iraqi countryside. Drought, falling water levels in the Tigris and the Euphrates, low water tables, overuse of water and poor maintenance of water systems are all contributing to shortages. To make matters worse, water technicians often lack the necessary skills, leading to supply failures. In response, the ICRC has trained 285 water technicians in southern Iraq since 2011.

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