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The Unity of Water
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The Unity of Water

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...

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

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...

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Policy Paper: Ilisu Dam and Legal Considerations in Iraq

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 respond...

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

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....

Hasankeyf: Open-air Museum or Last Frontier for Diving?
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Hasankeyf: Open-air Museum or Last Frontier for Diving?

By Marcello Canepa, April 2014. English translation by ICSSI editor.    Overview If ballots are a mirror of reality, administrative elections in Turkey on March 30, 2014 marked the reaffirmation of Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan and of AKP. The political turnout poses inevitable obligations to the winners, in terms of socio-economical development, that will...