Alternative World Water Forum

Final Declaration of the 1st Conference held on April 23-24, 2016, in Wan – North Kurdistan. On April 23 and 24, 2016, in the city of Wan (Van) the first conference of the Mesopotamian Ecology Movement  (MEM) has been held with the participation of 100 delegates from the provinces Amed   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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Today more than 500 people have protested the destructive Ilisu Dam project in the town of Dargecit. The demonstrators aimed at protesting at the dam site, but were prevented by the police. The protestors came from different dam affected provinces in order to protest the ongoing construction of the Ilisu   Read More ...

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Press Release by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive. Batman, Turkey – With the continuation of the construction of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Tigris River in December 2014, the dam construction site has been militarized intensely. This alarming development leads to grave political tensions and human   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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Damocracy is a documentary that debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world will lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are built, Belo Monte dam in Brazil and   Read More ...

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