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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.
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…

9Sep
As Its Rivers Shrink, Iraq Thirsts For Regional Cooperation

This article was originally published by Reuters on 8 September 2021. The original can be found here. By Charlotte Bruneau and Ahmed Rasheed HALABJA, Iraq — “Where we are standing right now,…

26Jul
UNESCO World Heritage Committee Adopts The Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq

On July 23 the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee unanimously approved a new Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq, the World Heritage property which includes the…

17Jul
LSE Conflict Research Programme releases report on Basra water crisis

Below is the Executive Summary of Failing Flows: Water Management in Southern Iraq by Azhar al-Rubaie, Michael Mason, and Zainab Mehd published by the London School of Economics’s…

16Jul
Governments Must Take Their Commitment to the World Heritage More Seriously

Press Release by World Heritage Watch, 16 July 2021 Prior to the 44th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 16-31 July 2021 As the annual session of…

10Jul
Law Enforcement in the Iraqi Marshes: How Local Campaigners Are Working to Protect the Marshlands’ Biodiversity

The Central Marshes of Chibayish, located in Dhi Qar Governorate, Southern Iraq, suffer from great neglect at all levels despite being a World Heritage Site. Successive Iraq governments…

11Jun
Reply From UNESCO World Heritage Center to Save the Tigris on Ashur, the Ahwar and Makhoul Dam

10 June 2021 Ref.: CLT/WHC/ARB/303/21/28 Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to thank you for your letter of 19 May 2021, in which you have shared your concerns about…