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New Report addresses pollution of the Tigris River in Baghdad
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New Report addresses pollution of the Tigris River in Baghdad

A new report has been published by Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign on the impact of Tigris River pollution in Baghdad, which is reaching a peak levels today. The water quality of the Tigris River, lifeline of the city, has deteriorated in recent times and pollutants have left an imprint on the population....

Swimming Expedition calls for Protection of Lake Dukan
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Swimming Expedition calls for Protection of Lake Dukan

[:en]Dukan Lake in Sulaymaniyah Governorate is one of the most popular picnick spots in the Kurdistan Region. The cost to the environment however is high: picnickers leave behind rubbish,a lot of which goes directly into the lake. Others use the lake as a car washing spot, while water is being pumped to houses on the...

Protests in Iranian city where “Everything is covered in brown dust”
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Protests in Iranian city where “Everything is covered in brown dust”

[:en] TEHRAN — Days of protests over dust storms, power failures and government mismanagement in one of Iran’s most oil-rich cities subsided on Sunday after security forces declared all demonstrations illegal. Residents of Ahvaz, a city with a majority Arab population near the border with Iraq, had been protesting for five days in increasingly large...

Youth activists camp in the Iraqi Marshes
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Youth activists camp in the Iraqi Marshes

[:en] The Save the Tigris Campaign continues to work and campaign for the Iraqi Marshes. This time an activity took place in the heart of the Iraqi Marshlands at Chibayish, where a camp was organized, now an annual tradition of the campaign. It included 20 young, male and female water and environmental activists from Baghdad,...

Dam construction in Iraqi Kurdistan: 2 case studies
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Dam construction in Iraqi Kurdistan: 2 case studies

[:en]By our partner Waterkeepers Iraq Surqawshan Dam east of Dukan & Basara Dam in Delezha, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq These two dams are under construction in Sulaymaniyah governorate, Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. Surqawshan is located down river from the city of Dukan on a tributary to the Lesser Zab.  Delezha is located  south of the city of...

Save Iraqi Kurdistan’s rivers from deprivation
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Save Iraqi Kurdistan’s rivers from deprivation

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris Campaign There is no question about the commodification of natural resources and the damage inflicted upon the environment in Iraqi Kurdistan. The exploitation of the environment is a consequence of the economic system envisioned by the ruling parties: a capitalist Kurdistan firmly entrenched in the global free market. Consider...

Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud
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Mega water projects and the environmental crisis in the Iraqi Marshes: a publication by A Sud

[:en] Beyond the rhetoric of “waves” as used by the media in their narrative of migration flows to Europe lies a different and more complex reality, a reality beyond wars, extreme poverty and political persecution. The UNHCR 2014-2015 data estimates the number of refugees in the world between 14 and 15 million. There are, however,...

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

[:en]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” 27-29 October 2014, Oslo. On the 14th of March 2012, a petition was released all over the world, directed to The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, to...