Tag: <span>Adapting to Climate</span>

The Rivers without Boundaries Thanks the World Heritage Committee for its Wise Decision on the Lake Baikal

On July 23 the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held at Fuzhou in China, unanimously approved (without discussion) a new Decision on the Lake Baikal – the most troubled property of the Russian Federation. As an observer at the Session, Eugene Simonov, Coordinator of the Rivers without Boundaries …

Landscapes of Dauria – Paradise Lost?

A wetland refuge on the Russia-Mongolia border The Landscapes of Dauria is a UNESCO site home to some of Inner Asia’s most charismatic wildlife, but is threatened by Mongolia’s Blue Horse programme of water infrastructure projects   Eugene Simonov   The Third Pole. June 8, 2021   Editor’s note: This is …

Mesopotamia Marshes and Cultural Heritage of Iraq Threatened by the Makhoul Dam

Hydro-engineering war against nature and people has further escalated in the Tigris River Basin. In 2020 Turkey completed infamous Ilisu Hydropower project (see “Test killing” of Tigris River by Turkish Authorities Has Started ), while in early 2021 Iran diverted part of Lesser Zab River to replenish Urmia Lake (see …

Water Transfer Projects Threaten the Lesser Zab River in Iraq!

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign Coalition Save the Tigris Campaign is a coalition of civil society organisations from nine countries concerned with water justice in the Tigris-Euphrates basin. Our commitment is to the sustainable and equitable use of water for the sustenance of all, regardless of nationality or religion. …

Himalayan Tragedy Reveals Risks of Dam Building

Tragedy happened in the morning of February 7. In a domino effect a glacial avalanche slipping down a mountain gorge hit smaller dam, then its debris assisted demolishing a large hydropower construction site downstream. Increasing human intervention in ecologically sensitive Himalayan region is making it more vulnerable to climate change, …