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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.
Policy Paper: Ilisu Dam and Legal Considerations in Iraq

The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presents its Policy Paper that analyzes Turkey’s violations of international law related to the construction of the Ilisu dam and outlines…

26Mar
Day of Action for The Tigris River

The International Day of Action for Rivers By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign  On 14 March the annual International Day of…

24Mar
Basra activists celebrate the World Water Day by the Shatt Al-Arab

Demands to establish a cell of crisis to face Ilisu Dam Basra, March 2014 A group of civil activists in Basra, celebrated the World Water Day, on the…

17Mar
The Water Of The Tigris River: An Opportunity For Trans-Boundary Cooperation

By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign How can Iraq safeguard its water provision from the Tigris river? This was one of the central questions at…

15Mar
Hasankeyf: Open-air Museum or Last Frontier for Diving?

By Marcello Canepa, April 2014. English translation by ICSSI editor.    Overview If ballots are a mirror of reality, administrative elections in Turkey on March 30, 2014 marked…

26Feb
The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab

By Toon Bijnens Basra, Iraq  The Save the Tigris Campaign participated on 15 and 16 February in an international workshop in Basra, entitled “Basra Water Crisis, Shatt al-Arab…

17Feb
Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges

UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis…

3Feb
Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

February 2014 , Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the …

21Jan
Where the Tigris Flows: Water Security in Post-War Iraq and Turkey

Jadaliyya by Chris Gratien Media coverage of Iraq in recent years has been dominated by the horrifying images of the American occupation, its impacts, and its aftermath. Sometimes lost…

16Jan
Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam

A Year Review of the Save the Tigris Campaign Johanna Rivera, 16 January 2014 For the last year, the Save the Tigris Campaign has been actively working to…

22Oct
Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against Ilisu Dam

The Inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the resettlement process.…

20Oct
Letter from Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Tahan about the legal position of Ilisu Dam construction

Dear Mr. Ismaeel Greetings, Referring to your message about the legal safeguards for the protection of the marshes, I have discussed the matter with some academics colleagues at…