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This page features the latest news and articles on the Tigris-Euphrates basin. For a list of Save the Tigris activities, please click here.
26Nov
Rivers for Recovery Statement – A Global Call to Protect Rivers and Rights as Essential For a Just and Green Recovery

More than 130 organizations from 45 countries have endorsed the global call, including Save the Tigris Campaign. Endorse this call here The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting public…

11Nov
New Report Touches Upon Unsustainable Bird Hunting in the Marshes

Humat Dijlah in collaboration with Save the Tigris have produced an in-depth report on the issue of bird hunting in the Central Marshes of Iraq, a World Heritage…

12Oct
Dam Building Projects Could Fuel Water Stress in Middle East

By Kira Walker, DW, 8 October 2020 While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to water…

11Oct
Traditional Boats Adorn the Tigris River to Celebrate the Efforts of Medical Personnel in Confronting COVID

After a five-month pause due to the nationwide quarantine and other preventive measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, the Humat Dijla Association resumed its activities…

4Sep
Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ as Iran Cuts Off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla, Dler Abdullain Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Middle East Eye, 3 September 2020 Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing a humanitarian crisis due to Iran’s dam projects and water…

1Sep
Urgent Call to Resolve Mounting Problems in Hasankeyf

+++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ 1 September 2020 In past years, the ancient city of Hasankeyf attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each…

13Aug
How to Prevent Climate Change From Causing Basra to Drown?

By Prof Dr. Hasan Khalil Hasan, Environmental Researcher, University of Basra, Iraq for Planetary Security Initiative The lower part of the Mesopotamian basin, Basra in particular, is one…

15Jul
New Project Launched to Promote Socio-Economic Growth through Eco-Tourism and Heritage Preservation in Dhi Qar, Iraq

Un Ponte Per has recently started an ambitious new 2-year project in Southern Iraq, funded by UNDP. Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage aimsto create…

13Jul
New Report and Webtool Provide Insight into Iraq’s Looming Water Crisis: IOM and Deltares

Erbil — Iraq faces a complex water crisis that is expected to persist and might have implications at the humanitarian, socioeconomic, security and social levels, including population movements.…

5Jul
New Report by Save the Tigris Reviews the Dam Construction Policies of the Kurdistan Region

According to the UNDP, the water discharge of the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers is set to decrease by 50% between 2009 and 2025. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which governs…

2Jul
A River of Death: How Oil Pollution is Impacting Health and Livelihoods in Conflict-Effected North East Syria

It was a sunny day in March when crude oil began to gush through a tiny village in northeastern Syria. The tar-rich black stream slowly oozed across roads,…

8Jun
Covid-19 and Climate Change in Iraq – An Online Seminar by Humat Dijlah

The global impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns is prompting those concerned with environmentalism to discuss the post-pandemic world. Climate change is one of the most pressing global issues.…