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Water Knows no Boundaries

Save The Tigris

Read about the Mesopotamian Water Forum, an alternative civil society forum for water in the Mesopotamia region, coordinated by Save the Tigris

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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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17Nov
Dams & Climate Adaptation: Save the Tigris Participates in the COP26 Coalition’s People’s Summit

On 10 November, members of Save the Tigris hosted a session on the climate crisis, and the role of dam constructions in Iraq as a part of the…

7Nov
In Speech to COP 26: President Barham Salih: Mesopotamian Revitalization is Strategic Framework to Tackle Climate Change in Iraq and Region

Iraq seeks to have access to a new environmental era to deal with the serious implications of climate change, Iraqi President Salih announced through a video while addressing…

2Nov
Into Thin Air: New Report by Save the Tigris Examines Evaporation Losses From Dam Reservoirs in Iraq

Iraq is facing a mounting water crisis. With temperatures rising, drought conditions becoming more extreme, and riparian states further restricting flows into Iraq, the country’s water supply is…

12Oct
300 Organizations From 69 Countries Call on Governments to Not Use Climate Funding For So-called “Sustainable” Hydropower Schemes

Statement by International Rivers Glasgow, Scotland— 300 organizations from 69 countries have launched a Rivers for Climate Global Declaration calling on governments and leaders attending COP26 to protect…

4Oct
International Water Forum Discusses the Water Crisis in North East Syria

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria held a water conference from 27-28 September 2021 in Hasakeh, North East Syria, primarily aimed at discussing the water crisis…

10Sep
Volunteers in Anbar Address Environmental Degradation of the Euphrates River

Ramadi in Anbar Governorate is one of 10 cities part of the environmental monitoring network of Humat Dijlah, partner organisation of Save the Tigris. Ramadi, largest city of…

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Into Thin Air: New Report by Save the Tigris Examines Evaporation Losses From Dam Reservoirs in Iraq

Save the Tigris have published an original research report on evaporation losses from dam reservoirs in Iraq. Water stored behind dams can actually cause an overall loss of water due to high evaporation rates during the summer months. Despite its major impacts, this phenomenon has been under-reported in policy debates and research. Our report examines the impact of the evaporation on stored water in Iraq, with estimates of evaporation losses of dam reservoirs.

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