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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.
5May
How Iraq’s Race for Water Security Impacts Cultural Heritage and Environment

By Harry Istepanian and Noam Raydan Iraq Energy, 5 May 2021 Iraq is pressing ahead with a controversial dam project that threatens to flood the remains of the…

4May
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Fourth State of Conservation Report by the State Party of Iraq on the Ahwar: Civil Society Concerns and Requests

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…

17Apr
Call to Stop Dam Construction and Inter-Basin Water Transfer Projects to Save Local Communities and Preserve Ecosystems

Statement on the International Day of Action Against Water Transfer, “Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Day” By People’s Campaign to Save the Kind Zagros, Iran, 17 April 2021 (28 Farvardin…

13Apr
Iranian Environmentalists Mark International Day Against Water Transfer

By the People’s Campaign to Save the Kind Zagros, supporter of Save the Tigris Campaign Iranian environmentalists annually celebrate the International Day Against Water Transfer on 17 April,…

22Mar
Message from Humat Dijlah and Save the Tigris on the Occasion of World Water Day

Today the world celebrates World Water Day, representing a global opportunity to review water resource management policies and our consumption of the most important natural resource associated with…

13Mar
Water Shortage Crisis Escalating Between Turkey, Iraq and Syria

By Ercan Ayboğa, Mesopotamian Ecology Movement “The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, originating in Turkey and flowing downstream over the borders of Syria and Iraq have become a major…

5Mar
Water Transfer Projects Threaten the Lesser Zab!

Statement by Save the Tigris, 5 March 2021 Save the Tigris Campaign is a coalition of civil society organisations from nine countries concerned with water justice in the…

17Feb
Party to Paris Accord, Can Iraq Stop Climate Change Turning Fields to Deserts?

By Hannah Lynch, Rudaw, 16 February 2021 Kalar, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — Driving south through Sulaimani province, the snow-capped Zagros Mountains recede in the rear view mirror…

3Feb
Join Save the Tigris!

Since 2020 Save the Tigris is officially operating in the Netherlands. Our network is currently looking to expand its presence in the Netherlands and Europe with two staffmembers:…

31Dec
Iraq and Turkey Continue to Discuss Water Quotas

31 December 2020 Compiled from various sources: Arab Weekly, The National, Middle East Monitor Iraq’s Water Resources Minister, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, said on 30 December 2020 he would…

16Dec
Iraqi President’s Speech at UN’s Climate Ambition Summit 2020: Iraq is Moving into a New, Greener Era

Iraqi presidency On Saturday, December 12, 2020, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, announced that Iraq was heading into a new, greener era during a…

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…