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Postponement of Ilisu Dam Reservoir is Not a Success!
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Postponement of Ilisu Dam Reservoir is Not a Success!

Statement by Humat Dijlah Baghdad, January 2018 With great concern we are following the decreasing water supply to the Tigris River — a problem which has the potential to create an environmental catastrophe in Iraq in the near future. We are particularly worried following statements made by the Iraqi government in response to a cable...

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...

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...

A Training for Humat Dijlah Activists in Preparation for a Regional Water Forum
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A Training for Humat Dijlah Activists in Preparation for a Regional Water Forum

[:en]Following a strategy meeting in April 2017 with river activists from Iraq, Turkey and Iran, Save the Tigris Campaign announced a regional water forum will be organized in April 2018 in the city of Sulaymaniyah (Iraq) with participants from across Mesopotamia. Preparing for this occasion, Humat Dijlah and the Iraqi Social Forum organized a training...

Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam
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Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam

[:en]A report published by International Displacement Monitoring Centre, Published 18 July 2017 “Case study series dam displacement“ This series addresses a gap in awareness and knowledge about people internally displaced by dam construction. Read the full report here.   The Ilisu hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river in south-east Turkey is Europe’s largest dam project...

The border wetlands of Iran-Iraq: an environmental crisis with regional consequences
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The border wetlands of Iran-Iraq: an environmental crisis with regional consequences

[:en] By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign For years experts have warned of the destructive impact of Iran’s policies of river flow alterations on the southeastern provinces of Iraq. In 2012 the UK-based International Centre of Development Studies in a report argued the environmental effects will be huge, and even Iranian...

The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources comments on Ilisu Dam – a positive or negative development?
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The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources comments on Ilisu Dam – a positive or negative development?

[:en]By Ismaeel Dawood Statements issued by government officials, especially ministers, are considered as evidence of significant positions of their countries on sensitive issues. Governments in general are very careful to release any statement that may harm its own interests. Paradoxically there is a long history of statements by government representatives against their own countries’ rights,...