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New Report by Save the Tigris Reviews the Dam Construction Policies of the Kurdistan Region

According to the UNDP, the water discharge of the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers is set to decrease by 50% between 2009 and 2025. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) which governs the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, recognizes water security as a priority. To tackle the issues of climate change, upstream dam construction and mismanagement, the strategic goal of …

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

In the following article, we review a number of points related to water pollution in Baghdad. We talk in detail about the threats posed by the continued pollution of the Tigris River within the borders of the capital, and the environmental, social, health and economic consequences for residents. Ultimately, we aim to develop treatments and …

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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 the state of conservation of the property and follows up with the State Party of Iraq in case it is not properly managed. Iraq’s 2020 State of …

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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 the Tigris River and civil society organizations from all over Turkey. Almost two weeks ago the raising dam reservoir has reached the 12,000 years old town Hasankeyf …

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Humat Dijlah Training in Mosul: In Pursuit of a Better Environment

The youth of Nineveh Governorate are preparing to launch a major environmental campaign to confront the dangers of pollution and the deterioration of the environment in their governorate. In this endeavor, the Humat Dijlah Association organized a specialized training on environmental defense mechanisms and the protection of water resources. The training, which was held in …

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Covid-19 and Climate Change – In an Online Seminar by Humat Dijlah

The global impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns is prompting those concerned with environmentalism to discuss the post-pandemic world. Climate change is one of the most pressing global issues. Many experts have stated that climate change must be mitigated through global solidarity, similar to the solidarity the world experienced during the pandemic. In this regard, Humat …

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On Earth Day, a new report tracks the reality and challenges of the environment in Iraq

On the occasion of World Earth Day, which occurred on April 22, the Information Center for Research and Development issued a report titled “On Earth Day.. Iraq and Environmental Challenges.” The report, which was prepared by a group of the center’s researchers, addressed the dimensions of the global environmental crises on Iraq, as part of …

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Solidarity in Times of Covid-19: Read the Report of the Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum took place online, an initiative of Save the Tigris Campaign. With the world in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis, and the countries of the Tigris-Euphrates under lockdown, this 2-day event was an opportunity to connect digitally and express solidarity across the basin …

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