Joint meeting with Environmental NGOs regarding the Draft of the Water Management and Protection Law in KRG
One of the activities of Nature Iraq organization as a part of Environmental Law and Advocacy Project is to conduct regular joint meetings. On 18 August 2015, a joint meeting among environmental NGOs in Sulaimaniya was held in Sawa Centre Hall, KEDO (Kurdistan Economic Development Organization). This joint meeting is an integral part of the previous meeting with the Head Deputy of Agriculture Committee in the Sulaimaniya Parliament office. Representatives of 15 NGOs and two water experts from Sulaimaniya University were participated in that meeting. The aim of the meeting is to lead tangible outcomes from the key stakeholders and the experts and identifying their observations on the Draft of Water Management and Protection Law in KRG. This meeting has two parts: during the first part, 25 out of 39 articles of the draft law were reviewed, and for the second part of the meeting that will be held soon, the other 14 articles will also be reviewed, and then the recommendations will be created for the draft law and send to the concerned committee. Nature Iraq is optimistic about the result of that meeting as this kind of work can allow more cooperation and transparency between the NGOs and the KRG to be taken place.
Bnwar Rzgar Abdulrahman