Category: Save the Tigris

Iraqis Fear Earthquakes, Terrorism Could Lead to Dam Catastrophe
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Iraqis Fear Earthquakes, Terrorism Could Lead to Dam Catastrophe

[:en] Adnan Abu Zeed, Al-Monitor, 4 December 2017 BAGHDAD — International experts arrived in Baghdad Nov. 21 to assess the damage caused to the Darbandikhan Dam, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, as a result of the earthquake that hit Iraq and Iran on Nov. 12. Minister of Water Resources Hassan al-Janabi told the media a day prior...

Tanjero: the struggle to clean up a neglected river
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Tanjero: the struggle to clean up a neglected river

For years in the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan waste has been dumped at a site close to the Tanjero River in the Tanjero area of the city. The site has been used by the municipality as well as industries to dump their waste, such as oil and other toxic materials. It has been...

Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and Tigris Basin
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Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and Tigris Basin

[:en] ++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and the Tigris Basin 30 Oct 2017 Announcement Environmental and heritage destruction have accelerated in Turkey’s historic city of Hasankeyf as crews work day and night, seven days a week tocollapse vulnerable portions of the cliffs ringing the town and fill...

Swimming Expedition calls for Protection of Lake Dukan
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Swimming Expedition calls for Protection of Lake Dukan

[:en]Dukan Lake in Sulaymaniyah Governorate is one of the most popular picnick spots in the Kurdistan Region. The cost to the environment however is high: picnickers leave behind rubbish,a lot of which goes directly into the lake. Others use the lake as a car washing spot, while water is being pumped to houses on the...

Iraqi activists stand in solidarity with the people of Hasankeyf
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Iraqi activists stand in solidarity with the people of Hasankeyf

[:en]In more than 15 cities across the world on the Global Action Day for Hasankeyf on 23 September actions were organized to protest against Ilisu Dam, the controversial dam being built on the Tigris River with disastrous consequences for the ancient town of Hasankeyf. Earlier this year in the town the Zeynel Bey Tomb and...