Conserve and restore terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem
(Activities of 2021)
Water quality standards at the University of Basrah
Water Educational Programe
University of Basrah Students and teacher works together for helping citizen in Basrah province learn the good management of water.
Salinity of Shat Al-arab problem
A meeting on the organizational dam and the water situation in the province was held at the University of Basrah. the construction of a dam on the Shatt Al-Arab, stressing the university’s support to all relevant authorities, indicating the most important strengths for the construction of the dam in addition to clarify the reasons for the increase in salinity in the waters of the Shatt al-Arab and its negative effects on the lives of citizens.
Data Collection Project
A meeting took place at the Marine Science Center to perform the project of collection of water data according to the years and the preparation of programs to predict changes in addition to a database on the university’s website and an emphasis on checking the data before using it.
The University of Basrah has its own way of disposing of wastewater in ways that contribute to a clean environment. Wastewater is treated at laboratories and clinics at the University of Basra, before being released into the sewage network or into rivers near the university campus.
The University of Basrah organized an extensive specialized workshop on the water situation in the province under the title (Water Scarcity and the Future of the Shatt al-Arab) in the presence of a number of researchers and representatives of the relevant departments and the local government. The workshop came out with several recommendations, including the development of integrated management of the water file that guarantees the governorate’s share of the water releases it deserves by (90) cubic meters per second as a minimum to push the salt tongue, with an emphasis on lifting abuses from water networks, as well as treating sewage and pollutants from factories and electrical stations and mixing them with water The rivers also seek to create a water desalination department in the Basrah Water Directorate and work hard to remove the uncertainty about the project to establish a regulatory dam on the Shatt al-Arab, as well as develop special programs to educate citizens about the need to rationalize water consumption with the obligation of the local government to submit these recommendations to the relevant ministries for adoption . see more
Where the University of Basrah President , Dr. Saad Shaheen Hammadi, and a consulting team visited Safwan sub-district for the purpose of field inspection of the water situation in the district and the problems it suffers in this sector and how to find appropriate solutions. It was agreed with officials in the district and the governorate to work on three main axes, namely, water, agriculture and desertification. It was also agreed with the Director of the Groundwater Authority to dig 50 artesian wells with a capacity of 1500 cubic meters per hour for the purpose of supplying water to desalination plants, to contribute to solving the problem of drinking water scarcity in Safwan district.
The Department of Geographical Studies at the Center for Basrah and Arabian Gulf Studies at the University of Basrah organized a scientific workshop entitled (Solutions to Water Crises in Basra - Future Plans and Possible Alternatives).
Master's thesis at the University of Basrah discussing (modeling hydrodynamics and water quality of the Al-Hawizeh Marsh). See more
Master's thesis at the University of Basra discussing the hydrology of the Basrah Shatt. See more details
Assessment of the Effluents of Basra City Main Water Treatment Plants for Drinking and Irrigation Purposes. See full paper
University of Basrah Group Operates Water Sampling Boats
It is well-konwn that the Basrah province is surrounded by many rivers , along with arabian gulf, such as Tigris, Euphrates, Basrah , Shat al arab, Karma, Zubair and so on. The University of Basrah has founded a group of professional inventors who manufactures remote-control-based boats for collecting samples of water to contribute for maintaining the abovementioned rivers. The ability of the boats to collect samples was tested at the Basrah province rivers and the boats show extensive efficiency in collecting the desired samples from different spots on the river. The samples were provided to specialized laboratories at the marine science center, which belongs to our university, for further experiments and analysis.
In the past, experts of the University of Basrah used to drive real boats, which our university owns, to go to faraway areas in order to collect samples. Now, it is possible to save effort and energy by using these boats that are controlled by electromagnetic remote control waves to collect those samples effectively and quickly.
University of Basrah publishes several studies and scientific research on drinking water and wastewater
Assessment of the Effluents of Basra City Main Water Treatment Plants for Drinking and Irrigation Purposes