Category: Save the Tigris

Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq
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Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign Following the ICSSI Conference in Oslo (27-29 October 2014) Recently, the following article by South-Asian based journalist Amantha Perera was published. It exposes how water will be a defining issue for the world for decades to come. The issue is especially relevant for Iraq today. Water:...

Water Scarcity in Iraq: “Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”
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Water Scarcity in Iraq: “Our river is becoming a swamp of algae and waste”

[:en]Al-Madaa Press / Maysan Translated by ICSSI ِAugust  27 , 2014 Residents of the Al-Majar Al-Kabeer district in the southern province of Maysan, complained on Thursday about water scarcity and about the river that passes through the district becoming a breeding ground for algae and a repository for waste. Lack of sufficient potable, clean water...

The Unity of Water
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The Unity of Water

[:en] MOSCOW – Project Syndicate In May, Vietnam became the 35th and decisive signatory of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. As a result, 90 days later, on August 17, the convention will enter into force. The fact that it took almost 50 years to draft and finally achieve...

The Realities of Ilisu Dam in Iraqi Kurdistan
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The Realities of Ilisu Dam in Iraqi Kurdistan

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris Campaign and ICSSI – Sulaymaniya, May 28, 2014 The construction of the Ilisu Dam in South-Eastern Turkey can be described as one of the most pressing current environmental issues for Iraq. Its impact will be mostly felt in the Southern part of the country, located at the downstream end...

Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?
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Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?

[:en]by Johanna L. Rivera Save The Tigris And The Iraqi Mashes Campaign and ICSSI On March 22nd in Baghdad, the Iraqi Social Forum – a gathering of several Iraqi civil society organizations – and the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, in cooperation with the Baghdad Provincial Council, held a seminar to discuss Iraq’s...

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Policy Paper: Ilisu Dam and Legal Considerations in Iraq

[:en] The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presents its Policy Paper that analyzes Turkey’s violations of international law related to the construction of the Ilisu dam and outlines actions that the Iraqi government can take according to international law. Policy Paper Presented to the Iraqi Government on the legal possibilities available to Iraq to...

Day of Action for The Tigris River
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Day of Action for The Tigris River

[:en]The International Day of Action for Rivers By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign  On 14 March the annual International Day of Action for Rivers was celebrated all over the world. This day coincided with the second anniversary of the Save the Tigris campaign, which was founded in 2012....