The Web of Tigris and Euphrates: Ekopotamya

The web of Tigris and Euphrates is an international union, includes 13 non-govermental organizations. The groups participiated the web are below:

Cenesta, Alpin Club and  Iran Watchers from Iran; Civil Development Organisation, Gayandn, WDTO, Green Kurdistan Organisation, Kurdish Save Children, and Kurdish Youth Organisation from Iraq; The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, Cilo Nature Association, Pasur Save Nature Platform, and Cizre Cultural Initiative from Turkey.

The main goal of this web is protecting the rivers, water and water sources as well as the culture created on the coasts of rivers. On the other hand the web aims to criticize the policies of the goverments about the rivers and generally underlining the results of the dams and their effects on the society and culture. This web also tries to effects the policies of the goverments about the dams and stop the massive dam projects can be dangerous for the culture and society.

The web and the members of the web are independent and each one has their own programme. However, all the members may have relations and they sometimes may act together. They may organize conferences, seminars, panels, meetings and some other activities in coordination.

After the first step, this web will be open for all organizations approaches the dam politics of the goverments in a critical way. There are no heavy conditions for participation of this web.


  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Armin Rieser says:

    Dear all,

    it’s good that the people take actions against this dam-politic, it’s really a dammed politic.

    I have worked with a reasearch project with ICARDA at Aleppo from 2000 – 2005, so I know a little bit the problems.

    Since July 3rd. I am the president of the German-Syrian Association and very suspicious about what is going on, there.

    Best regards
    Armin Rieser

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