Category: Save the Tigris

Stop the Filling of the Ilisu Dam!
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Stop the Filling of the Ilisu Dam!

Stop the filling of the Ilisu Dam! Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 29 July 2019 Despite strong domestic and international opposition, the Turkish government has commenced filling the reservoir of the controversial Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey without giving any official warning to those still living in...

Filling of Ilisu Dam has started!
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Filling of Ilisu Dam has started!

+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Mesopotamia Ecology Movement +++ Filling of Ilisu Dam has started! Come join the resistance with the Hasankeyf Watch! The Turkish government has started filling the controversial Ilisu Dam Reservoir on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. We call on all people and organizations to stand...

Human Rights Watch: Water Crisis in Basra – Decades of Mismanagement, Pollution, Corruption
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Human Rights Watch: Water Crisis in Basra – Decades of Mismanagement, Pollution, Corruption

Human Rights Watch July 22, 2019 Report Basra is Thirsty Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute...

Can Iraq Get its Water Wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?
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Can Iraq Get its Water Wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?

ِAL-MONITOR BY: Adnan Abu Zeed  Young boys stand on the banks of the Euphrates River near an ancient water wheel. Hit, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2018. Iraq has been working for the last three months to rehabilitate its historical norias in Hit, a city located in western Iraq on the banks of the upper Euphrates River. The Iraqi government aims...

Big Jump for Hasankeyf and Tigris River in 15 Countries!
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Big Jump for Hasankeyf and Tigris River in 15 Countries!

Statement by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement, 14 July 2019 Successful “Big Jump” actions for Hasankeyf and Tigris River! Resistance continues against Ilisu Dam! Following a call by the Initiative to Keep Alive (HYG) and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement (MEM) for the “Big Jump” ecology activists in Hasankeyf, Turkey and the world...

A Message on Ilisu Dam From Iraqi Civil Society to the Turkish Government
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A Message on Ilisu Dam From Iraqi Civil Society to the Turkish Government

Humat Dijlah Association (Tigris River Protectors) – the Iraqi partner for Save the Tigris Campaign – and a wide range of Iraqi civil society organizations, movements, and individuals (signed below) address the Turkish Government to abandon the decision to flood the Ilisu Dam because of the serious environmental effects that will affect directly on Iraq....

The World Heritage Committee Should Step Up to Protect the Iraqi Marshes From Harm – A Report On the 2019 WHC Session in Baku
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The World Heritage Committee Should Step Up to Protect the Iraqi Marshes From Harm – A Report On the 2019 WHC Session in Baku

With the filling of the Ilisu Dam reservoir imminent, the annual session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Baku, Azerbaijan was an important opportunity to address the key threats to the Iraqi Marshes with policymakers. Minimum water flows to the heritage site have not been met in the past 2 years. Since dam...

Rivers Are the World’s Heritage. Time to Treat Them as Such.
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Rivers Are the World’s Heritage. Time to Treat Them as Such.

Commentary by Josh Klemm on 1 July 2019 for Mongabay This July represents a critical opportunity to protect rivers and the World Heritage sites that depend on them. Key government leaders will converge on Baku, Azerbaijan for the 43rd annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee this week. Established under the auspices of the United...

UNESCO Should Address the Impacts of Upstream Dam Construction on the Ahwar of Iraq and Support Transboundary Water-Sharing Agreements
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UNESCO Should Address the Impacts of Upstream Dam Construction on the Ahwar of Iraq and Support Transboundary Water-Sharing Agreements

Press Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign The following resolution submitted by Save the Tigris Campaign. was adopted by the World Heritage Watch NGO Forum prior to the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, 30 June – 10 July 2019. The 7th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk...