EAME’s Managing Director provided a detailed insight into the environmental challenges facing the Basra region, focusing in particular on water resources, water security and environmental stresses on the hydrological systems of Southern Iraq. He concluded by presenting a strategic plan designed to characterise, prioritise and address the identified challenges. EAME has extensive knowledge of the environmental challenges facing Basra and Iraq having worked on over 25 environmental projects there since 2010. Projects have included oil and gas, industrial property, port, water and infrastructure sectors.
Other presenters included Hans Nijkamp, Shell’s Vice President in Iraq, Hussain Ali of the South Oil Company, Ayad Al Naser of the Rumaila Operating Organisation and IENA’s Dr Sabah Al-Jowhar concerning such topics as unlocking Iraq’s Oil and Gas potential, water injection in the South of Iraq, the Iraq’s new water strategy and the training needs of Iraq. The conference was closed by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Executive Chairman of IBBC and the UK Trade Envoy for Iraq.
(Photo courtesy of Iraq Britain Business Council, IBBC)