One year ago in April 2019, the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum was held in Sulaymaniyah, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
More than 180 water activists from the Mesopotamia region and other countries gathered for 3 days of workshops and discussions on dams, pollution, democratic water management, and released a declaration. A landmark event for water activists in the region.
A year later, the world is in the grip of the Covid19 crisis, and the countries of the Tigris-Euphrates are all under lockdown. As the virus continues to penetrate the region, the human and political consequences could be high.
The 2nd Mesopotamian Water Forum will now take place in the form of a Virtual Assembly. We will be participating to learn more about struggles for water and democracy in the region, and to announce the launch of our new campaign, Water for Rojava.
Here’s a great video of the first event in 2019, when then world was very different……