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14May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Syria

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

13May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Iran

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

12May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Kurdistan Region of Iraq

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

11May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Iraq

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

10May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Turkey

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

3May
The Shared Responsibility Behind the Pollution of The Tigris River in Baghdad

By Humat Dijlah, Baghdad, 3 May 2020 In the following article, we review a number of points related to water pollution in Baghdad. We talk in detail about…

31Mar
Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: “Discussing Water in Times of Corona” – Join Us!

One year ago in April 2019, the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum was held in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More than 180 water activists from the…

28Mar
49 Syrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Intentional Interruption of Water in Northeastern Syria

STJ, 27 March 2020 – Repeated cuts of the Alok Station’s water place the life of about 600,000 persons within the range of imminent danger and hamper efforts…

24Mar
Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue

Open letter to the Government of Turkey, the Suppliers to the Ilısu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, and the Members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee 24 March…

22Mar
Nineveh Youth Aim to Campaign for Environmental Recovery in Mosul

Youth of Nineveh Governorate are preparing to launch environmental campaigns to confront the effects of pollution and the deterioration of the environment in their governorate. To support this…

20Mar
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Concerns and Requests regarding the Ahwar of Iraq

In 2016 the Iraqi Marshes were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ahwar. Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviews reports on…

28Feb
When Canals Run Dry – Displacement Triggered by Water Stress in the South of Iraq

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change. Based in Geneva, Switzerland,…