About Us

Who We Are?

We are an open network of local and international experts, policy and decision makers and academia. Together we develop sustainable solutions for better water management and improved water quality in the Euphrates and Tigris basin.

As the water and climate challenges do not know borders and concern all of us, we are learning from each other. As broad as a network can be, many actors were involved in establishing this website and are part of our network: National and international researchers and lawyers, students from the “Visualize it” Team of the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), Iraqi Environmental NGOs, EnRoot GmbH, Green Charter.

The project “Clean Tigris- dialogue for a sustainable peace in Mesopotamia” is an initiative by elbarlament-cultures of democracy. The project is funded by ifa through funds by the German Federal Foreign Office

Why We Exist?

We believe that only together we can make the change. And there is a strong need: The Iraqi Marshlands, listed UNESCO world heritage in 2016, are drying out. Water surfaces are polluted with plastic waste and the water quality of the rivers is devastating. In some communities along the rivers, governors and local NGOs are already running initiatives to improve the situation. But as water is floating from North to South, a joint effort from all communities is needed.

How We Do It?

We build up a sustainable network of stakeholders who believe that change should happen now.

We are digging to the roots and causes of the water crisis in Iraq through extensive research, capacity building and knowledge transfer from regional and international experiences.

We make data and information accessible and attractive for everyone. We raise awareness - be it through social media campaigns, by artistic means or a Water festival.

We look at the water challenges from different perspectives: how are they affecting minorities, persons from different social backgrounds or women in a different way?

In 2021, we develop a roadmap for water sustainability in Iraq.