In the presence of the Minister of Water Resources Dr. Hassan Janabi, and under the slogan (Interconnection between Water, Food and Energy to Sustain Life)

In the presence of the Minister of Water Resources Dr. Hassan Janabi, and under the slogan (Interconnection between Water, Food and Energy to Sustain Life), the Ministry of Water Resources / The Center of Restoration of Iraqi Marshes and Wetlands held a  scientific conference on the marshes and wetlands coincided with  Arab Water Day in which a large number of researchers and specialists in the affairs of the marshes and wetlands have participated . The conference agenda covered several issues dealt with economic and cultural value of the Marsh Areas and the importance of inclusion to the World Heritage List under the critical water circumstances and Iraq's commitments  to preserve its environment and its cultural heritage as well as the theme of the partnership requirements of social and national and international conventions to preserve the marshes.