Iraq's Water Case Study
Part One: Population
Current Population of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria
The pie chart above shows that Turkey should get the most water, Iraq should get the second most amount of water, and Syria should get the least.
Projected Population of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria
The line graph shows that Turkey will still have the highest population for the next 36 years, Iraq will have the second largest, and Syria will still have the smallest population. Iraq seems to be catching up though in 2050.
The higher the population, the more water the country will request. With Turkey having the highest population it is reasonable to let them have the largest amount of water. Then Iraq should have the second largest amount, and Syria with the smallest amount. As the populations grow, and the need for water increases, the countries will demand more water than right now, and get angrier.
Water Availibility and Use
Total renewable water compared to the total withdrawal
This graph shows that there is more renewable water than total withdrawal, so Iraq will be okay as of now.
Internal renewable water compared to external renewable water
This graph shows that Iraq gets more renewable water from the other countries rather than itself.
Because Iraq has more total water withdrawal than internal renewable water, it is necessary that Iraq gets water from Turkey and Syria. If Iraq doesn't then the people in Iraq will soon be dead.
Part Three: Water Needs
Withdrawal from agriculture compared to withdrawal from industry compared to withdrawal to domestic use
Iraq needs water for the field in Iraq. 92% of all of the water goes towards the fields, and keeping people feed, as well as creating a trading tool. Iraq needs water for the fields.
We can decide that Iraq needs more water for the fields because the final product is better and sells higher than the original product. Iraq also uses over 9/10ths of it's water for their fields! Iraq doesn't really need too much water for it's industry or domestic use. If you didn't know as well, Iraq has the most withdrawal for agriculture. Only three extra cubic kilometers of water are used for other uses.
The Reason Iraq Needs More Water
The Final Conclusion
The Paragraph in Which I Tell You why Iraq Deserves More Water
There are many reasons why Iraq deserves more water from Turkey and Syria. One of the biggest reasons is because Iraq has the most fields out of the three countries. Iraq uses 92% of it's yearly water just for farmland in Iraq! Another reason is that with the population line graph near the top it shows that in 2050 Iraq goes up extremely! I believe that this means Iraq will within 100 years have a higher population than Turkey, and therefore deserves more water. Another reason we need water from other countries is that Iraq has a higher withdrawal than internal water, so without water from the other countries, people could die from dyhradtion, and food could never be produced because of Turkey and Syria keeping their water for themselves. I believe that we deserve the second most amount of water, behind Turkey and infront of Syria.