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Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court
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Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

[:en] Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the construction of the dam and the local communities in Turkey and Iraq that are under threat of this project. We call upon the international community and...

Major points from the 2000 Report of the World Commission on Dams
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Major points from the 2000 Report of the World Commission on Dams

[:en]Some see in our [water] scarcity a harbinger of troubled waters to come. They believe water scarcity inevitably locks peoples, regions and nations in a fierce, competitive struggle in which restless millions race to the bottom in fear and self-interest. And thus, they maintain, when rivers cross borders within or between nations, water scarcity leads...

Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign
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Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign

[:en] Call for Papers: Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign Launched Sunday December the 2nd, 2013 Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), a member in the Save the Tigris and The Iraqi Marshes Campaign, is presently soliciting proposals for presentations at the Baghdad Workshop on the Impact of Ilisu Dam on Iraq. The...

Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University
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Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University

[:en] Iraq faces enormous challenges in terms of water resources. Once the cradle of civilizations, an agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income, and now the most important water lifeline in the country, the...

New global partnership for Save the Tigris Campaign
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New global partnership for Save the Tigris Campaign

[:en]ICSSI would like to announce that it has a new global partner for our Save the Tigris and Mesopotamia Campaign: 350.org. 350.org works to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. They work through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of...

The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes
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The Tigris Declaration To Save Hasankeyf and Mesopotamian Marshes

[:en]The international campaign against the Ilisu dam project on the Tigris river has reached a new threshold: nearly 25 000 have signed the petition to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Sign the petition now! A delegation of Iraqis from the Marshes went to visit the city of Ashankayef, also threatened by the Ilisu dam, and they...

Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf
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Marsh Arabs protest Ilisu Project in Hasankeyf

[:en]Cradle of Civilization at Risk of Desertification: Tigris Declaration sent to UN Hasankeyf, Turkey, May 22, 2012 “We have come from Iraq to speak, because no one came from Iraq to speak to us. We live in one of the most significant regions in the world – the Mesopotamian marshlands – which is in danger...

Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River
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Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River

[:en]Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River Today a worldwide petition addressed to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is launched with the objective to save unique world cultural and natural heritage on the Tigris River inMesopotamia. Particularly, the unique antique town Hasankeyf, with a...