Iraqi environmental activists mourn “Lake Sawa”: it has completely disappeared!

On the cusp of the desert in southern Iraq, there is no trace of Lake Sawa except a sign calling for “no fishing”, in a site that was once a habitat for biodiversity but has become a wasteland due to human activities and climate change.
Today nothing remains on the shores of the lake, except the structures in reinforced concrete of the buildings that in the 1990s were hotels and the tourist infrastructures that welcome families and newlyweds who went in area for picnics or baths. “This year, for the first time in its history, the lake has completely disappeared,” said Husam Sobhi, a 27-year-old environmental activist, noting that “thearea the lake’s water was shrinking in previous years during the drought season. “