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

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…
by | July 24, 2020

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…
by | July 9, 2020
Letter From Save the Tigris to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Concerns and Requests regarding the Ahwar of Iraq

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…
by | June 17, 2020
Ilisu Dam Reservoir has reached Hasankeyf town – Apocalypse is Impending!

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

Statement by the Hasankeyf Coordination, 17 January 2020The 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…
by | June 17, 2020
Humat Dijlah Training in Mosul: In Pursuit of a Better Environment

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…
by | June 17, 2020
Covid-19 and Climate Change – In an Online Seminar by Humat Dijlah

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…
by | June 2, 2020
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