Latest News

This page features the latest news and articles on the Tigris-Euphrates basin. For a list of Save the Tigris activities, please click here.
3Jan
Keep Our Rivers Wild

Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be a centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way. New York Times, 29 December 2019…

12Dec
Call for the Immediate Release of 2 Activists!

Baghdad, 12 December 2019 Salman Kairallah Al-Mansoori and Omar Kadhem Al-Amri, two Iraqi activists for human and environmental rights, have disappeared in Baghdad since yesterday and are still…

10Dec
Climate Bonds Initiative Must Abandon Its Misguided Attempt to Greenwash Hydropower

Civil Society Society Statement, 10 December 2019 In the context of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25 Madrid On behalf of 276 civil society organizations from around the…

13Nov
Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

By Alexandra Marvar – The Nation, 11 November 2019 In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power Since the early 2000s, a massive hydropower…

10Nov
‘The Water Will Not Last More Than a Month’: Northeast Syria Faces Critical Water Shortage

By Will Christou, Syria Direct, 10 November 2019 AMMAN— Northeast Syria is facing an acute water shortage as a result of damage to civilian water infrastructure and the…

5Nov
Act Now to Protect People and the Environment

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, 6 November 2019 The international community needs to take bold actions before, during and…

22Oct
Turkish Attacks Cut Water Supply to Syrian Province

By Himbervan Kose, Al-Monitor, 18 October 2019 Civilians in Hasakah are running out of water more than a week after Turkish forces shelled the province’s main pumping station, near…

12Oct
Water Must Not be Used as a Weapon of War: Refrain from Civilian and Environmental Harm in Northeast Syria!

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for…

2Oct
Building the Network of Water Activists in Basra

It’s been one year since the city of Basra was rocked by large-scale protests following a major pollution crisis in which citizens decried the lack of access to…

31Aug
Call: Global Action Day “Sing, play, paint or do something for Hasankeyf”

Call for Global Action Day “Sing, play, paint or do something for Hasankeyf” on 14th September 2019: Do not close Hasankeyf to public! Stop Ilisu Dam! Once more…

13Aug
Local Forums Host Water Advocacy and Campaigning Trainings

In July 2019, Save the Tigris expanded its reach by creating a new group of young activists through a series of trainings offered in different cities throughout Iraq…

8Aug
Alamara Council for Social Cohesion discusses Tourism and Environment

On 27 July 2019, the Alamara Council for Social Cohesion held a joint session with the Environment and Water masar (Path) of the Iraqi Social Forum to discuss…