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Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: “Discussing Water in Times of Corona” – Join Us!
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Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: “Discussing Water in Times of Corona” – Join Us!

One year ago in April 2019, the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum was held in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More than 180 water activists from the Mesopotamia region and other countries gathered for 3 days of workshops and discussions on dams, pollution, democratic water management, and released a declaration. A landmark event for...

Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue
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Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue

Open letter to the Government of Turkey, the Suppliers to the Ilısu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, and the Members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee 24 March 2020 The newly opened Hasankeyf Museum – constructed to preserve some of the artifacts salvaged from Hasankeyf and the region before flooding by Turkey’s controversial Ilısu Hydroelectric...

Nineveh Youth Aim to Campaign for Environmental Recovery in Mosul
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Nineveh Youth Aim to Campaign for Environmental Recovery in Mosul

Youth of Nineveh Governorate are preparing to launch environmental campaigns to confront the effects of pollution and the deterioration of the environment in their governorate. To support this endeavor, Save the Tigris together with Humat Dijlah Association organized a specialized training on environmental campaigning and advocacy. The training, which was held in Mosul, involved 20...

When Canals Run Dry – Displacement Triggered by Water Stress in the South of Iraq
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When Canals Run Dry – Displacement Triggered by Water Stress in the South of Iraq

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the IDMC is one of the world’s most important sources of data and analysis on internal displacement. In February 2020 it published a report exploring the displacement...

Turkey-backed forces accused of cutting water to Syrian Kurdish-run region
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Turkey-backed forces accused of cutting water to Syrian Kurdish-run region

Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor, 25 February 2020 Turkey’s pressure campaign on Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria took a fresh sinister turn this week when Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces reportedly halted service at the Alok pumping station in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain. The facility supplies water to approximately 460,000 people, including hundreds of thousands of internally displaced...

Ilisu Dam Reservoir has reached Hasankeyf town – Apocalypse is Impending!
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Ilisu Dam Reservoir has reached Hasankeyf town – Apocalypse is Impending!

Statement by the Hasankeyf Coordination, 17 January 2020 The filling of the controversial Ilisu Dam continues despite the ongoing strong critic and protests by the affected communities along the Tigris River and civil society organizations from all over Turkey. Almost two weeks ago the raising dam reservoir has reached the 12,000 years old town Hasankeyf...

Keep Our Rivers Wild
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Keep Our Rivers Wild

Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be a centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way. New York Times, 29 December 2019 By Macarena Soler, Monti Aguirre and Juan Pablo Orrego Ms. Soler is the founder of Geute Conservación Sur, Ms. Aguirre is the Latin America program coordinator of International Rivers and Mr....