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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.
15Apr
Building More Large Dams Threatens Southern Iraq and Increases Drought and Water Scarcity: No More False Solutions

Statement by Save the Tigris – Amsterdam, April 15, 2022 Our concern is growing over the Iraqi governments’ persistence and insistence on building more large dams on the…

14Apr
Reviving Rivers Through Community Based Action – An Exchange of Views in the Context of North East Syria

Save the Tigris together with the Water4Rojava Committee on 11 April 2022 co-organised a community-to-community dialogue between Rajasthan, India and Northeast Syria on the topic of water harvesting…

31Mar
After 2 Years of Pandemic, Save the Tigris Activists Gather and Strategize in Sulaymaniyah!

For the first time since the start of the global Covid-19 crisis, core activists of Save the Tigris met in Iraq for a strategic meeting, with the intention…

30Mar
Stop Water Wars! Do Not Weaponize Dams and Other Critical Infrastructure

Save The Tigris strongly condemns President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with Russians opposed to the war. We uphold…

20Mar
Iraqi Water Week (14-22 March): Iraq’s water situation continues to deteriorate, with devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods for thousands of Iraqis

NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq 20 March 2022 As World Water Day 2022 approaches on 22 March, a group of 13 Iraqi and international civil society organizations call…

4Dec
Water for Rojava Report From the International Water Forum in Hasakah, NE Syria, 27-28 September 2021

This report was prepared by the Water for Rojava Europe Committee for sharing information about the International Water Forum that took place in Hasakah, North-East Syria in September,…

17Nov
Dams & Climate Adaptation: Save the Tigris Participates in the COP26 Coalition’s People’s Summit

On 10 November, members of Save the Tigris hosted a session on the climate crisis, and the role of dam constructions in Iraq as a part of the…

7Nov
In Speech to COP 26: President Barham Salih: Mesopotamian Revitalization is Strategic Framework to Tackle Climate Change in Iraq and Region

Iraq seeks to have access to a new environmental era to deal with the serious implications of climate change, Iraqi President Salih announced through a video while addressing…

2Nov
Into Thin Air: New Report by Save the Tigris Examines Evaporation Losses From Dam Reservoirs in Iraq

Iraq is facing a mounting water crisis. With temperatures rising, drought conditions becoming more extreme, and riparian states further restricting flows into Iraq, the country’s water supply is…

12Oct
300 Organizations From 69 Countries Call on Governments to Not Use Climate Funding For So-called “Sustainable” Hydropower Schemes

Statement by International Rivers Glasgow, Scotland— 300 organizations from 69 countries have launched a Rivers for Climate Global Declaration calling on governments and leaders attending COP26 to protect…

4Oct
International Water Forum Discusses the Water Crisis in North East Syria

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria held a water conference from 27-28 September 2021 in Hasakeh, North East Syria, primarily aimed at discussing the water crisis…

10Sep
Volunteers in Anbar Address Environmental Degradation of the Euphrates River

Ramadi in Anbar Governorate is one of 10 cities part of the environmental monitoring network of Humat Dijlah, partner organisation of Save the Tigris. Ramadi, largest city of…