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Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges
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Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges

UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq” produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project, a joint UN-programme funded by...

Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!
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Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

February 2014 , Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the  nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The Iraqi Ministry of Environment confirmed that it had submitted...

Where the Tigris Flows: Water Security in Post-War Iraq and Turkey
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Where the Tigris Flows: Water Security in Post-War Iraq and Turkey

Jadaliyya by Chris Gratien Media coverage of Iraq in recent years has been dominated by the horrifying images of the American occupation, its impacts, and its aftermath. Sometimes lost among the political turmoil are the stories of how daily life continues and persists and how it is affected by the issues of the day. What will...

Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam
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Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam

A Year Review of the Save the Tigris Campaign Johanna Rivera, 16 January 2014 For the last year, the Save the Tigris Campaign has been actively working to raise awareness about the negative impacts of Ilisu dam, one of 22 dams built in Turkey on the Tigris River. The campaign gathers organizations form Turkey, Iraq and...

Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against Ilisu Dam
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Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against Ilisu Dam

The Inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the resettlement process. The road connects the provincial capital Batman with the cities Midyat, Cizre and the Iraqi border and is intensively used. More than 500 people gathered on the...

International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River
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International Activists meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River

Baghdad, 26 September 2013 Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now the most important water lifeline in the country, the Tigris River, is being threatened by the...

Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader
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Press Release: Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader

Include Ilisu dam on the Meeting Agenda with Turkish Opposition Leader Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, 20 August 2013 Next week Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is set to visit Baghdad. As the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Turkish main opposition party, Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu is one of the most influential politicians in the Turkish opposition. His visit...

The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!
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The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and through him to all relevant government representatives and members of the Iraqi Parliament, The Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Osama Nejaifi, and through...