Alternative World Water Forum

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign – October 28, 2016 The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign have released a report on the impact of the Daryan Dam on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The Daryan Dam is a large dam currently under construction on   Read More ...

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Open Letter to the Iraqi Government and Kurdistan Regional Government. 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   Read More ...

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Press release of Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive – 5 december 2014. Ilisu Dam’s construction may be continued after a 4 month halt!  Stop Ilisu – stop destruction and instability! The Turkish State Hydraulic Works (DSI) has announced few days ago that  after a four month break that the construction of   Read More ...

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International Activist meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River Baghdad, Iraq—Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now   Read More ...

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We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the point of desertification if Turkey and Iran complete the construction of hundreds of the dams, particularly the Ilisu Dam. This   Read More ...

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