Tag: International relations

10May
A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations

By Assist. Prof. Vakur Sümer, ORSAM Advisor, Selçuk University, 16 March 2015 Several weeks after the resignation of previous Iraqi administration in August, Turkish President Erdogan and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad…

5May
Iraq calls for regional strategic investments projects in the Tigris-Euphrates basin

Shafaq News On Wednesday, Iraq called for the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to be the foundation of joint cooperation projects for the basin countries through strategic investment projects.…

20Jan
The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

Press release by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, 20 January 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in…

8Dec
Stop Ilisu – Stop Destruction and Instability!

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Batman/Turkey Press Release – 5 December 2014 Ilisu Dam’s construction may be continued after a 4 month halt!  Stop Ilisu – stop destruction…

8Dec
Draught, and misuse threaten the natural and cultural heritage, and the right of access to water for the inhabitants of Mesopotamia

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”…

8Nov
Amid Terror Attacks, Iraq Faces Water Crisis

National Geographic – USA Islamic State’s assault on dams and water systems threatens Iraq’s supply, which was already squeezed by dams in Turkey and Iran. TELSKUF, Iraq—Viewed from…

7Nov
Water: A Defining Issue for Post-2015 Iraq

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…

13Jul
The Unity of Water

MOSCOW – Project Syndicate In May, Vietnam became the 35th and decisive signatory of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses.…

17Mar
The Water Of The Tigris River: An Opportunity For Trans-Boundary Cooperation

By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign How can Iraq safeguard its water provision from the Tigris river? This was one of the central questions at…