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

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

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...

Ilisu Dam and Legal Considerations in Iraq

Policy Paper Presented to the Iraqi Government on the legal possibilities available to Iraq to respond to the threat posed by the Ilisu Dam. Author: Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Baghdad, 22-03-2014    Download the full paper here (PDF file) or read the full content below.   Contents: ILISU DAM AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS...
Day of Action for The Tigris

Day of Action for The Tigris

The International Day of Action for Rivers By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign  On 14 March the annual International Day of Action for Rivers was celebrated all over the world. This day coincided with the second anniversary of the Save the Tigris campaign, which was founded in 2012....
A group of Basra activists celebrates the World Water Day at the Corniche of Shatt Al-Arab

A group of Basra activists celebrates the World Water Day at the Corniche of 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 22 of March. activists shed light on Iraq’s water problems in general, and the water crisis in Basra in particular. They expressed their concerns over the...
The Water Of The Tigris River: An Opportunity For Trans-Boundary Cooperation

The Water Of The Tigris River: An Opportunity For Trans-Boundary Cooperation

By Toon Bijnens, ICSSI and Save the Tigris Campaign How can Iraq safeguard its water provision from the Tigris river? This was one of the central questions at last week’s Sulaimani Forum at the American University of Iraq in Sulaymaniah, as four water experts gathered for a panel discussion on the issue. With the opening...
The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab

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

By Toon Bijnens Basra, Iraq Tags: Save the Tigris and Marshes Campaign, Ilisu dam ,  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...
Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq's major challenges

Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s major challenges

UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq” produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project, a joint UN-programme funded by...
Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards The World Heritage!

Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards The World Heritage!

February  2014 ,Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the  nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The Iraqi Ministry of Environment confirmed that it had submitted...
Where the Tigris Flows: Water Security in Post-War Iraq and Turkey

Where the Tigris Flows: Water Security in Post-War Iraq and Turkey

Jadaliyya by Chris Gratien Media coverage of Iraq in recent years has been dominated by the horrifying images of the American occupation, its impacts, and its aftermath. Sometimes lost among the political turmoil are the stories of how daily life continues and persists and how it is affected by the issues of the day. What will...
Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam:

Another Year Fighting Against Ilisu Dam:

 A Year Review of the Save the Tigris Campaign Johanna Rivera 16 0f January 2014 For the last year, the Save the Tigris Campaign has been actively working to raise awareness about the negative impacts of Ilisu dam, one of 22 dams built in Turkey on the Tigris River. The campaign gathers organizations form Turkey, Iraq...
Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam

Road blockade by inhabitants of Hasankeyf against ILISU Dam

The Inhabitants of the antique city Hasankeyf have blocked the main road through their city in order to protest the Ilisu Dam Project and especially the resettlement process. The road connects the provincial capital Batman with the cities Midyat, Cizre and the Iraqi border and is intensively used. More than 500 people gathered on the...
Letter from Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Tahan about the legal position of Ilisu Dam construction

Letter from Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Tahan about the legal position of Ilisu Dam construction

Dear Mr. Ismaeel Greetings: Referring to your message about the legal safeguards for the protection of the marshes, I have discussed the matter with some academics colleagues at the University of Mosul, – who have a sincere and genuine interest in the subject of environmental dangers resulting from Ilisu Dam, and we got the following...