Articles by: Carina Roselli

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Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 4

Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 4

One of my colleagues told me that my time in Iraq was just the right amount to make me feel weird about leaving, and he was right.  I’ve been here long enough not to feel like a tourist anymore, but just shy of feeling like a true resident.  I’m finally getting used to the place and starting to live like more »

by × September 6, 2013 × 2 comments

Summer Blog 2013

Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 3

Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 3

This blog entry tells a few stories about Kurdistan’s water usage.  With considerable sadness, I must admit that my observations have not been particularly positive.  As I strive to find my professional place in Iraq’s water security endeavors, I am daily reminded that water management is not just an environmental challenge – it’s a cultural one. My disappointment began one more »

by × August 23, 2013 × 3 comments

Summer Blog 2013

Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 2

Carina Roselli in Iraq, part 2

This blog entry doesn’t say much about the environment and relates very little to my work, but I think it’s a series of stories worth telling.  They provide cultural context and a window into the mentality of the local populous.  They also answer the questions I’m sure many people interested in my travels here are asking themselves: “What is it more »

by × July 15, 2013 × 3 comments

Summer Blog 2013

Carina Roselli in Iraq

Carina Roselli in Iraq

After an amazing whirlwind honeymoon through Italy, my husband and I hastily parted ways at the Turkish Airways terminal of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.  Our goodbye was much too fast for my liking, but the traffic police and our driver hurried my husband back into the car to drop him off at American Airlines.  He was heading home to Pennsylvania and more »

by × June 21, 2013 × 3 comments