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Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015
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Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015

[:en]By Martina Pignatti Morano (Un ponte per… and ICSSI) , April 2015. The World Social Forum has always been an important occasion for international and Iraqi activists to exchange views and plan joint actions, but the Iraqi delegation has never been as strong as this year. More than 25 Iraqi delegates came together, organizing their...

How much longer can the water crisis be neglected?
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How much longer can the water crisis be neglected?

[:en] Updates on the Save Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, March 2015 The water crisis in the Middle East region is aggravating, turning from a shortage of water resources and chronic mismanagement into a complex crisis, due to the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria. Terrorist organization Daesh has used water as a weapon of...

Draught, and misuse threaten the natural and cultural heritage, and the right of access to water for the inhabitants of Mesopotamia
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Draught, and misuse threaten the natural and cultural heritage, and the right of access to water for the inhabitants of Mesopotamia

[:en]By Nadia Al Baghdadi A paper prepared for the ICSSI conference “”promoting dialogue and reconciliation, working for peaceful coexistence, and opportunities for international solidarity with Iraqi civil society” 27-29 October 2014, Oslo. On the 14th of March 2012, a petition was released all over the world, directed to The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, to...

Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq
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Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign Following the ICSSI Conference in Oslo (27-29 October 2014) Recently, the following article by South-Asian based journalist Amantha Perera was published. It exposes how water will be a defining issue for the world for decades to come. The issue is especially relevant for Iraq today. Water:...

The Realities of Ilisu Dam in Iraqi Kurdistan
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The Realities of Ilisu Dam in Iraqi Kurdistan

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris Campaign and ICSSI – Sulaymaniya, May 28, 2014 The construction of the Ilisu Dam in South-Eastern Turkey can be described as one of the most pressing current environmental issues for Iraq. Its impact will be mostly felt in the Southern part of the country, located at the downstream end...

Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?
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Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?

[:en]by Johanna L. Rivera Save The Tigris And The Iraqi Mashes Campaign and ICSSI On March 22nd in Baghdad, the Iraqi Social Forum – a gathering of several Iraqi civil society organizations – and the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, in cooperation with the Baghdad Provincial Council, held a seminar to discuss Iraq’s...

Day of Action for The Tigris River
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Day of Action for The Tigris River

[:en]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 Action for Rivers was celebrated all over the world. This day coincided with the second anniversary of the Save the Tigris campaign, which was founded in 2012....

Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!
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Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

[:en]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  nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The Iraqi Ministry of Environment confirmed that it had submitted...