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Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University
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Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University

Iraq faces enormous challenges in terms of water resources. Once the cradle of civilizations, an 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, and now the most important water lifeline in the country, the Tigris...

New global partnership for Save the Tigris Campaign
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New global partnership for Save the Tigris Campaign

ICSSI would like to announce that it has a new global partner for our Save the Tigris and Mesopotamia Campaign: 350.org. 350.org works to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. They work through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of...

The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes
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The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes

The international campaign against the Ilisu dam project on the Tigris river has reached a new threshold: nearly 25 000 have signed the petition to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Sign the petition now! A delegation of Iraqis from the Marshes went to visit the city of Ashankayef, also threatened by the Ilisu dam, and they...

Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf
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Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf

Cradle of Civilization at Risk of Desertification: Tigris Declaration sent to UN Hasankeyf, Turkey, May 22, 2012 “We have come from Iraq to speak, because no one came from Iraq to speak to us. We live in one of the most significant regions in the world – the Mesopotamian marshlands – which is in danger...

Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River
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Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River

Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River Today a worldwide petition addressed to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is launched with the objective to save unique world cultural and natural heritage on the Tigris River inMesopotamia. Particularly, the unique antique town Hasankeyf, with a...