Tag: Dams

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…

12Oct
Dam Building Projects Could Fuel Water Stress in Middle East

By Kira Walker, DW, 8 October 2020 While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to water…

4Sep
Iraqi Kurdistan Faces Water ‘Catastrophe’ as Iran Cuts Off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla, Dler Abdullain Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Middle East Eye, 3 September 2020 Iraq’s Kurdish region is facing a humanitarian crisis due to Iran’s dam projects and water…

5Jul
New Report by Save the Tigris Reviews the Dam Construction Policies of the Kurdistan Region

According to the UNDP, the water discharge of the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers is set to decrease by 50% between 2009 and 2025. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which governs…

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…

18Jan
Ilisu Dam Reservoir has reached Hasankeyf town – Apocalypse is Impending!

Statement by the Hasankeyf Coordination, 17 January 2020 The filling of the controversial Ilisu Dam continues despite the ongoing strong critic and protests by the affected communities along…

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…

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…