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In Halabja, the struggle against Daryan Dam continues
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In Halabja, the struggle against Daryan Dam continues

[:en]With the completion of the Daryan Dam immenent, civil society in the city of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan held a special seminar to discuss the negative impacts of this Iranian-built dam on the Sirwan River. Taking place on 19 December 2016, the seminar was organized by Al-Mesalla in cooperation with Civil Organisation for Individual Awareness,...

Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22
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Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22

[:en]By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 2016 will be the hottest year recorded in human history, and the world is looking for urgent action on climate change. Under the principles of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, the COP22 (UN Climate Change Conference) took place in Marrakech, Morocco (7-18 November). No...

The negative impact of large dams: a seminar in Erbil
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The negative impact of large dams: a seminar in Erbil

[:en] Seminar at the University of Salah Aldin – Erbil Al-Messala Organization, Erbil – June 2016 In cooperation with the University of Salah Aldin and the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, Al-Messala Organization held a seminar on the subject of large dams and their negative impact on humans, environment and biodiversity. The seminar...

Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015
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Focus on Iraq at the World Social Forum 2015

[:en]By Martina Pignatti Morano (Un ponte per… and ICSSI) , April 2015. The World Social Forum has always been an important occasion for international and Iraqi activists to exchange views and plan joint actions, but the Iraqi delegation has never been as strong as this year. More than 25 Iraqi delegates came together, organizing their...

Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?
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Will Iraq Refer The Issue Of Ilisu Dam To The UN Security Council?

[:en]by Johanna L. Rivera Save The Tigris And The Iraqi Mashes Campaign and ICSSI On March 22nd in Baghdad, the Iraqi Social Forum – a gathering of several Iraqi civil society organizations – and the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, in cooperation with the Baghdad Provincial Council, held a seminar to discuss Iraq’s...

The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab
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The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab

[:en]By Toon Bijnens Basra, Iraq  The Save the Tigris Campaign participated on 15 and 16 February in an international workshop in Basra, entitled “Basra Water Crisis, Shatt al-Arab Increasing Salinity and Measures to Control”, organized by the University of Basra in collaboration with the Province of Basra, under the patronage of the Basra Governor Dr....

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...