Alternative World Water Forum

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for the region. This armed conflict will have a direct impact on populations, ecosystem and post-conflict recovery of the area. Concerns mount of   Read More ...

Categories: Declarations

Report on the current status of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project and the counter campaigns Since its initiation the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project is highly controversial both at the ground at the Tigris in the Kurdistan region of the Republic of Turkey and in   Read More ...

Categories: Reports

Declaration of the First Mesopotamian Water Forum University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 6-8 April 2019   Over-extraction; the draining of marshes and wetlands; deforestation; too many irrigation projects, poorly-drained land; pesticides and fertiliser run-off; contamination by poorly or often un-treated discharges from industry as well as households;   Read More ...

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Dear friends, we are very happy to announce the first civil society forum on water in the Middle East: the Mesopotamian Water Forum! The Mesopotamian Water Forum will be held between April 6-8, 2019 in Silemani (Sulaymaniyah) in South (Iraqi) Kurdistan and organized by civil society actors from the states   Read More ...

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September 11, 2017 Report on the current status of the ILISU Project and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project and HASANKEYF by Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive This reports includes the general description and the current situation of the Ilisu Dam and Hydroelectric Powerplant Project. It gives the basics for interested people   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

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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