Tag: Shatt al-Arab

2Oct
Building the Network of Water Activists in Basra

It’s been one year since the city of Basra was rocked by large-scale protests following a major pollution crisis in which citizens decried the lack of access to…

22Jul
Human Rights Watch: Water Crisis in Basra – Decades of Mismanagement, Pollution, Corruption

Human Rights Watch July 22, 2019 Report Basra is Thirsty Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that…

8Apr
Iraq Fears Bevy of Levees Will Mean Parched Years Ahead

Omar Sattar, Al-Monitor, 5 April 2019 BAGHDAD — Although water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have been rising as torrential rains fill some of the largest dams in Iraq,…

24Mar
Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?

By Omar Al-Jaffal, Al-Monitor, 23 March 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Baghdad March 11 to endorse the two countries’ renewed commitment to the 1975 Algiers Agreement regarding the shared…

8Nov
Fact-Finding Team Report on the Humanitarian Situation in Basra

On 17 October 2018, a civil society Fact-Finding Team revealed serious human rights violations against citizens in Basra for their participation in this past summer’s protests. These findings…

3Sep
Basra Residents Reeling From Contaminated Drinking Water

Mustafa Saadoun, Al Monitor, August 31 2018 BASRA, Iraq — Human rights advocates and health officials estimate that 17,000 to 18,000 residents of Basra province have been poisoned by…

27Mar
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women’s Work in Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshes

Eurekalert “As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it.” For…

24Mar
Basra activists celebrate the World Water Day by the Shatt Al-Arab

Demands to establish a cell of crisis to face Ilisu Dam Basra, March 2014 A group of civil activists in Basra, celebrated the World Water Day, on the…

26Feb
The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab

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…