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Global solidarity against water grabs by dams and mining projects
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Global solidarity against water grabs by dams and mining projects

These are highlights from our session at the World Social Forum in Tunis titled “Global Solidarity Against Water Grabs by Dam and Mining Projects.” We had interventions and case studies from people affected by dams in Turkey, Iraq, and India; and communities affected by mining in Mexico and Peru. Claudia Campero a local organizer from...

Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam
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Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam

Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of  Ilisu Dam 22 March 2013 On occasion of Andritz’s Annual General Meeting which is also the World Water Day, Save the Tigris campaign, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations from Iraq, Iran, Turkey sent a letter to Andritz’s CEO Wolfgang Leitner...

Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life
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Press Release: Save the Tigris Campaign Participates in the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life

The People of Iraq Campaign to Save the Tigris announces its support to the global mobilization that took place on the framework of the International Day of Action Against Dams and Rivers, Water and Life yesterday March 14th. People will gather in Muthanabi street, a popular street in downtown Baghdad at 10 am to raise...

Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court
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Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the construction of the dam and the local communities in Turkey and Iraq that are under threat of this project. We call upon the international community and foreign...

Major points from the 2000 Report of the World Commission on Dams
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Major points from the 2000 Report of the World Commission on Dams

Some see in our scarcity a harbinger of troubled waters to come. They believe water scarcity inevitably locks peoples, regions and nations in a fierce, competitive struggle in which restless millions race to the bottom in fear and self-interest. And thus, they maintain, when rivers cross borders within or between nations, water scarcity leads to...

Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign
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Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign Launched Sunday December the 2nd, 2013 Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), a member in the Save the Tigris and The Iraqi Marshes Campaign, is presently soliciting proposals for presentations at the Baghdad Workshop on the Impact of Ilisu Dam on Iraq. The Workshop...

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...