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بالارقام… 3 امتار من مياه العراق “تتبخر سنوياً” وتنتج “ملوحة كارثية” لكسب “الملايين”: مشروعان يمثلان “جريمة كبرى”!

يس عراق – بغداد تداولت عدة مواقع تواصل عراقية، مجموعة من الصور لأكبر بحيرات تربية الاسماك في العراق، حيث اوضحت انها بمساحة 400 دونم في محافظة كربلاء وتابعة لأحدى الجهات المسؤولة في المحافظة والمعروفة بمشاريعها الكبيرة في استغلال الصحراء. وقالت المواقع، ان تلك البحيرات تحتوي على اكبر مفقس للاسماك في العراق. واوضحت انها بطاقة انتاجية …

بالارقام… 3 امتار من مياه العراق “تتبخر سنوياً” وتنتج “ملوحة كارثية” لكسب “الملايين”: مشروعان يمثلان “جريمة كبرى”! Read More »

Sign the Global Call

To: Government officials at the municipal, state, provincial, and national level, financiers of energy and infrastructure projects, energy companies, intergovernmental organizations and committees, We, the undersigned, urge you to recognize the critical importance of protecting rivers to a just and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rivers underpin our natural systems and work as an economic …

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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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New Project Launched to Promote Socio-Economic Growth through Eco-Tourism and Heritage Preservation in Dhi Qar

Un Ponte Per has recently started an ambitious new 2-year project in Southern Iraq, funded by UNDP. Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage aims to create employment opportunities for youth in Dhi Qar, drawing on the cultural and natural heritage of the Governorate. Communities there have been struggling to make a living within the existing …

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Traditional Boats Adorn the Tigris River to Celebrate the Efforts of Medical Personnel in Confronting COVID

After a five-month pause due to the nationwide quarantine and other preventive measures in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, the Humat Dijla Association resumed its activities by organizing a river event where boats greeted the medical workers who were active throughout the quarantine period, putting their lives on the line to combat the …

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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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NEW REPORT AND WEBTOOL PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO IRAQ’S LOOMING WATER CRISIS: IOM AND DELTARES

IOM Iraq Iraq faces a complex water crisis that is expected to persist and might have implications at the humanitarian, socioeconomic, security and social levels, including population movements. In July 2019, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) in Iraq identified 21,314 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the central and southern governorates who were displaced due …

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Save the Tigris Invites Members, Followers, and Supporters to Join the “Big Jump” for Hasankeyf

In just a few short weeks, on the 14th of July 2019, the community-led campaign Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive will host a “Big Jump” into the Tigris River at the 12,000 year old town of Hasankeyf, to demonstrate support for the preservation of the town and the river. Both Hasankeyf and the entire Tigris River are currently …

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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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