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The World Heritage Committee Should Step Up to Protect the Iraqi Marshes From Harm – A Report On the 2019 WHC Session in Baku
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The World Heritage Committee Should Step Up to Protect the Iraqi Marshes From Harm – A Report On the 2019 WHC Session in Baku

With the filling of the Ilisu Dam reservoir imminent, the annual session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Baku, Azerbaijan was an important opportunity to address the key threats to the Iraqi Marshes with policymakers. Minimum water flows to the heritage site have not been met in the past 2 years. Since dam...

UNESCO Should Address the Impacts of Upstream Dam Construction on the Ahwar of Iraq and Support Transboundary Water-Sharing Agreements
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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 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, 30 June – 10 July 2019. The 7th International NGO Forum on World Heritage at Risk...

Trevi Return Mosul Dam to the Iraqi Technicians, But This Dam is Effectively a Construction Project That Never Ends
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Trevi Return Mosul Dam to the Iraqi Technicians, But This Dam is Effectively a Construction Project That Never Ends

By Elizabeth Ingram – Hydro Review Content Director Iraqi, U.S. and Italian officials have celebrated the completion of a project to shore up Iraq’s Mosul Dam, which is 371 feet tall and 2.2 miles long and holds back about 32 billion gallons of water. Trevi says a recently held event formalized the return of the dam to...

New Report to the World Heritage Committee: International Action Needed to Halt Dams and Save Marshes
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New Report to the World Heritage Committee: International Action Needed to Halt Dams and Save Marshes

A new report compiled by Save the Tigris member Rivers without Boundaries and World Heritage Watch, a draft of which was presented by civil society during the World Hydropower Congress, is an indictment of global conventional hydropower construction. As the title Heritage Dammed suggests, the report sets its sights on ecological sites on the UNESCO...

“The Reality of Water Security and Sustainability” A Seminar Organized by Humat Dijlah and the College of the Origins of Religion
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“The Reality of Water Security and Sustainability” A Seminar Organized by Humat Dijlah and the College of the Origins of Religion

Humat Dijlah (Tigris Protectors) collaborated with the College of the Origins of Religion at Baghdad University to present the seminar, “The Reality of Water Security and Sustainability,” held on 27 April 2019. It offered an important opportunity for a group of civil society activists and academics to discuss the current environmental challenges facing the region....

It‘s Not too Late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No Filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!
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It‘s Not too Late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No Filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!

+++ International Urgent Call to Turkish Government and International Public +++ It‘s not too late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir! For 12.000 years, Hasankeyf in the Southeast of Turkey has been a site of uninterrupted human settlement. With the labour of dozen of cultures this outstanding universal...

Global Days of Action for Iraq’s Waterways
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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 Action for Rivers, and on 22 March, they turn their attention to all the world’s water for World Water Day. This year, local social forums joined with...

“Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia” – Final Declaration 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum
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“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 180 water activists from the Mesopotamia region and other countries gathered for the 3-day forum at Sulaimani University. Several civil society organizations from all over Mesopotamia –...