Unsustainable water pumping in Syria’s northwest spells trouble for coming generations

By Lyse MauvaisAbd Almajed Alkarh|2023-07-17T17:48:38+02:00August 31, 2022|

Amid a historic drought, dozens of new wells are being drilled across northwest Syria to meet a rising demand for water. But the overpumped water table is dropping, while farmers struggle with skyrocketing costs and decreasing water quality.