In 2014, Nabil Musa of the NGO Waterkeepers Iraq-Kurdistan undertook a trip along the Tigris in northern Iraq near the Mosul Dam, where he and his colleagues encountered farmers along the river who said they would no longer be able to farm in the area because of conflicts and climate change.
“The landscape especially around the river, it changes because of the climate change plus human impact as well,” Musa said. “I think we’re going to be the first hit when it comes to climate change and the impact of it. It’s already here and we are not ready at all for that.”
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Waterkeepers Iraq arranged a workshop for third grade students at the Gallery Karga - Culture Factory. The workshop started with introducing the students to the gallery and then what we do as Waterkeepers. After that, a set of activities designed in a fun and playful way to teach the students about water pollution and problems of plastic disposals, which the students responded very well to and all of them participated and learned the importance of keeping our rivers and water sources clean and healthy.
Special Thanks to Margaret Private School.
This activity is part of the Human and Environmental Security in Iraq in Covid Time project.