Environmental pollution of Euphrates water within the city of Fallujah (case study)


Bushra Ahmed Abas
General Directorate Education of Anbar, Iraq.
Waleed Hanosh Hamed,
Assistant Professor
College of Arts, Anbar University, Iraq.


The current study aims to determine the level of pollution of the water of the Euphrates River in the city of Fallujah in Anbar Governorate, for the period (2019-2020), by conducting analysis of water samples taken monthly from three sites distributed along the course of the river within the study area, these analyzes included the following indicators: PH, degree of turbidity, electrical conductivity, total dissolved salts. It also included positive ions (sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium), And negative ions (chlorides, sulfates, phosphates, nitrates),based on the results of these analyzes, the indicators were tracked, As it was found through the results of the analysis of pollution indicators that all of these indicators were within the permissible limits, Except (degree of turbidity, electrical conductivity, and total dissolved salts), It was outside the limit permitted locally and internationally, this is due to the influence of Lake Tharthar and the water filtering channels, household waste. In addition to all this, the industrial wastewater discharged into the sewage network, and then into the river’s water, than confirms the seriousness of the ecological situation of the Euphrates River and threatens its low suitability for domestic use.