Tag: Tigris

10May
Countdown to Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: Local Assembly of Turkey

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum will take place online. 1 year after the first Mesopotamian Water Forum held in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan…

3May
The Shared Responsibility Behind the Pollution of The Tigris River in Baghdad

By Humat Dijlah, Baghdad, 3 May 2020 In the following article, we review a number of points related to water pollution in Baghdad. We talk in detail about…

31Mar
Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly: “Discussing Water in Times of Corona” – Join Us!

One year ago in April 2019, the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum was held in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More than 180 water activists from the…

24Mar
Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue

Open letter to the Government of Turkey, the Suppliers to the Ilısu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, and the Members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee 24 March…

22Mar
Nineveh Youth Aim to Campaign for Environmental Recovery in Mosul

Youth of Nineveh Governorate are preparing to launch environmental campaigns to confront the effects of pollution and the deterioration of the environment in their governorate. To support this…

20Mar
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Concerns and Requests regarding the Ahwar of Iraq

In 2016 the Iraqi Marshes were inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Ahwar. Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviews reports on…

28Feb
When Canals Run Dry – Displacement Triggered by Water Stress in the South of Iraq

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change. Based in Geneva, Switzerland,…

26Feb
Beyond Water Nationalism: Towards a “Mesopotamian” Ecological Identity

Alessandro Tinti, 26 February 2020 Instituto per gli studi di politica internazionale, Milan, Italy “We are the people of Mesopotamia, one of the most remarkable areas of the…

18Jan
Ilisu Dam Reservoir has reached Hasankeyf town – Apocalypse is Impending!

Statement by the Hasankeyf Coordination, 17 January 2020 The filling of the controversial Ilisu Dam continues despite the ongoing strong critic and protests by the affected communities along…

3Jan
Keep Our Rivers Wild

Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be a centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way. New York Times, 29 December 2019…

12Oct
Water Must Not be Used as a Weapon of War: Refrain from Civilian and Environmental Harm in Northeast Syria!

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for…

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…