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Save The Tigris Campaign

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We are a civil society advocacy campaign aiming to save and protect the heritage and water resources of Mesopotamia from the impact of large dams and pollution, and to promote sustainable management of the Tigris River and its tributaries within a framework of environmental peacebuilding. Save the Tigris Campaign seeks to link groups and movements from Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran concerned with the protection of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Our network provides international solidarity and supports the exchange of knowledge and experiences to work on common objectives. We advocate for policies that secure the sustainable and equitable use of water for all who live in the Mesopotamian region, promoting water as a tool for peace.

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17May
Climate Shifts and Rising Demand Leave Turkey Battling Growing Water Stress

by Jennifer Hattam | @TheTurkishLife | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 10 May 2021 Original article here. Population growth, urbanisation, climate change and – critics say – poor water…

15May
Current Reality of Iranian Water Policies: A Q&A Seminar

On 1 May 2021, Save the Tigris held an online seminar in which members of the People’s Campaign to Save the Kind Zagros of Iran, a long-time supporter…

9May
Catastrophic Decline of Euphrates River Water Level

Under hashtag #الفرات_ينحسر (the Euphrates declines), Syrians have been sharing photos of the water level of the Euphrates river on social media, showing how parts in along the…

5May
How Iraq’s Race for Water Security Impacts Cultural Heritage and Environment

By Harry Istepanian and Noam Raydan Iraq Energy, 5 May 2021 Iraq is pressing ahead with a controversial dam project that threatens to flood the remains of the…

4May
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Fourth State of Conservation Report by the State Party of Iraq on the Ahwar: Civil Society Concerns and Requests

In 2016, the Iraqi Marshes were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ahwar. Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviews reports on…

17Apr
Call to Stop Dam Construction and Inter-Basin Water Transfer Projects to Save Local Communities and Preserve Ecosystems

Statement on the International Day of Action Against Water Transfer, “Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Day” By People’s Campaign to Save the Kind Zagros, Iran, 17 April 2021 (28 Farvardin…

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New Report by Save the Tigris Reviews the Dam Construction Policies of the Kurdistan Region

Documenting the KRG’s dam construction practices, Save the Tigris has has published the report “Damming the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Structural gaps in the KRG dam construction policies”, to share information on the development of dam infrastructure in the Kurdistan Region. We aim to provide an alternative view on the generally supposed social and economic benefits of dams, and shed a light on the high costs for humans and environment.

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