Tag: Euphrates

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…

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…

26Feb
Beyond Water Nationalism: Towards a “Mesopotamian” Ecological Identity

Alessandro Tinti, 26 February 2020 Instituto per gli studi di politica internazionale, Milan, Italy “We are the people of Mesopotamia, one of the most remarkable areas of the…

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…

26Jul
Qamishlo Activists in Syria Learn About Regional Water Security

Following years of neglect under the Assad regime and the struggle against Daesh, North-East Syria continues to be plagued by water scarcity. Overconsumption from the Turkish side of…

16Jul
Can Iraq Get its Water Wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?

ِAL-MONITOR BY: Adnan Abu Zeed  Young boys stand on the banks of the Euphrates River near an ancient water wheel. Hit, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2018. Iraq has been…

2Jul
UNESCO Should Address the Impacts of Upstream Dam Construction on the Ahwar of Iraq and Support Transboundary Water-Sharing Agreements

Press Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign The following resolution submitted by Save the Tigris Campaign. was adopted by the World Heritage Watch NGO Forum prior to the…

27Apr
Global Days of Action for Iraq’s Waterways

On 14 March of  every year, millions of people around the world raise their voices to highlight those struggling to protect the earth’s rivers for International Day of…

17Apr
“Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia” – Final Declaration 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum

Herewith the final declaration of the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum, which was held on April 6-8, 2019 in Sulaimani (Sulaymaniyah) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More than…

8Apr
Iraq Fears Bevy of Levees Will Mean Parched Years Ahead

Omar Sattar, Al-Monitor, 5 April 2019 BAGHDAD — Although water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have been rising as torrential rains fill some of the largest dams in Iraq,…

3Apr
Letter of support from the European Water Movement to the Mesopotamian Water Forum

With this letter, the members and allies of the European Water Movement express their support and solidarity to the people organizing the Mesopotamian Water Forum, a civil society…