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Save the Tigris and Marshes
Will Iraq find political allies against Ilisu Dam in Turkey?

Will Iraq find political allies against Ilisu Dam in Turkey?

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign/ICSSI   Although the construction of Ilisu Dam is nearing its completion, the situation for the residents in the town of Hasankeyf – set to be flooded once the dam is in operation – is as unclear as ever. Recently, a protest rally took place in...
Amount of Water in the Central Marshes and Al-Hammar Marshes East of Nasiriyah Declines to Less than 25%

Amount of Water in the Central Marshes and Al-Hammar Marshes East of Nasiriyah Declines to Less than 25%

Al-Mada Press / Dhi Qar The Center for the Restoration of Iraqi Marshes in Dhi Qar province disclosed on Saturday the rate of decline of the water in the Central and Al-Hammar Marshes (90 km east of Nasiriyah). It shrinked to less than 25%, while submerged areas during the past year accounted for 65% of...
Ministerial Crisis Cell Arrives to the Marshes of Dhi Qar Next Week

Ministerial Crisis Cell Arrives to the Marshes of Dhi Qar Next Week

BAGHDAD / Iraqi Media Network News Center (IMN) Ministerial crisis cell of pollution problem in the marshes of southern Iraq announced that it would conduct an official visit to the marshes of Dhi Qar province next week to see the extent of the damage caused to the region because of the low levels of the...
Action at UNESCO-WHC Session for Hasankeyf and Iraqi Marshes

Action at UNESCO-WHC Session for Hasankeyf and Iraqi Marshes

 Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Press Release, 28.06.2015 Today an action has been done in front of the annual conference opening of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO in Bonn/Germany. The participants demanded to list Hasankeyf (Turkish-Kurdistan) and the Iraqi Marshes on the World Heritage List and to stop the Ilisu Dam at the...
List Hasankeyf and The Iraqi Marshes Now! Stop Ilisu Dam from Destroying World Heritage

List Hasankeyf and The Iraqi Marshes Now! Stop Ilisu Dam from Destroying World Heritage

Statement by Save the Tigris River Campaign, on the occasion of the thirty-ninth session of the World Heritage Committee, in the city of Bonn – Germany (June 28 – July 7, 2015)   To: The Iraqi government UNESCO Office – Iraq The Turkish government Respected members of the World Heritage Committee We write to you...
The Erbil strategy meeting and the way forward for the Save the Tigris campaign

The Erbil strategy meeting and the way forward for the Save the Tigris campaign

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign/ICSSI Report of the Save the Tigris Campaign Strategy Meeting (Extract). More than 20 participants, international and from all over Iraq gathered in Erbil, Iraq, from 9-12 May for the Save the Tigris Campaign’s strategy meeting. It was an important event, since for the first time...
The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

Chatham House The Euphrates’ existing resource security challenges have been compounded by upheaval in Syria and Iraq. Without urgent attention, stresses on the river’s resources will add to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis created by the conflict. The Euphrates River is of critical importance for water, food and energy security in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. Flowing south-east...
Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2020 A Vision for the Future: Water and Sanitation for a Growing Economy

Kurdistan Region of Iraq 2020 A Vision for the Future: Water and Sanitation for a Growing Economy

Vision Water security for all, and water and sanitation services that reach every home and supply every industry. Water and Sanitation Today and in 2020  We are fortunate to have water resources throughout our Region, including such rivers as the Tigris, the Great Zab, the Little Zab, the Khabur, the Sirwan, and the Awa Sipi, along with...
Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

PRESS RELEASE: May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. It has taken control of the water infrastructure in several locations and is using war tactics, including flooding and cutting off...
A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations

A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations

Assist. Prof. Vakur Sümer, ORSAM Advisor, Selçuk University Several weeks after the resignation of previous Iraqi administration in August, Turkish President Erdoğan and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum met on September 23, 2014 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The main aim of this talk was to revitalize Iraqi-Turkish relations with the new Haider al-Abadi government of Iraq which was...
Erbil hosts international and Iraqi activists for the Strategy Meeting of the Save the Tigris Campaign

Erbil hosts international and Iraqi activists for the Strategy Meeting of the Save the Tigris Campaign

Prior to the Save the Tigris Campaign Strategy Meeting, 9-11 May, Erbil, Iraq The current political and security crisis in Iraq has aggravated the water crisis in Iraq. The water situation is more complex than ever. That is why the Save the Tigris Campaign redefined its vision and goals at the ICSSI Conference in Oslo...
Iraq Calls for the Establishment of Strategic Projects for all Tigris and Euphrates Countries

Iraq Calls for the Establishment of Strategic Projects for all Tigris and Euphrates Countries

Shafaq News On Wednesday, Iraq called for the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to be the foundation of joint cooperation projects for the basin countries through strategic investment projects. As reported by Shafaq News, according to a statement by the Ministry of Water Resources the minister Mohsen Al-Shammari attended the fifth steering committee meeting of the...