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Campaign to Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes:. Case Studies on the Global Water Struggles With climate change creating new pressures on availability,

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1 Campaign to Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes:

2 Case Studies on the Global Water Struggles With climate change creating new pressures on availability, the struggle has only intensified

3 Case study 1: The Ilisu Dam in Turkey and the Role of Export Credit Agencies and NGO Networks

4 British Campaigners to pressed for ECA funding withdrawal Case study 1: The Ilisu Dam in Turkey and the Role of Export Credit Agencies and NGO Networks

5 Case Study 2: Cochabamba, Bolivia-Anti-Water Privatization Protests

6 Case Study 3: Thai villagers file lawsuit on Xayaburi Dam-Aug A coalition of 37 Thai villagers filed a lawsuit in Thailand’s Administrative Court in Bangkok aimed at stopping the Xayaburi Dam, under construction illegally in Laos

7 Case Study 4:Peru’s Conga Conflict Against the Conga Mine Project

8 Quotes from the Water Movement "Our Rule in Our Villages. We will not allow this Government, which drowns us, into our village. Our Courage is every bit as strong as your Dam. We will die, but we will not leave our lands.” 'We will drown but we will not move’ Bava Mahalia of Jalsindhi,Madha Pradesh, India whose courage and determination made the village a nerve- centre of the anti-dam movement. "The government is not open to dialogue, so we will fight with our bodies and souls... to defend our lives and the life of our river. ” Sheyla Juruna Indigenous Leader Brazil Dam Projects are death Projects, Guillermo Rodriguez, community organizer, Mexico "The people have recaptured their dignity, their capacity to organize themselves - and most important of all, the people are no longer scared.” Oscar Oliviera, organizer of Cochabamba Water Wars in Bolivia

9 Quotes from the Water Movement While dams have delivered many benefits and made a significant contribution to human development, in too many cases the price paid to secure those benefits, especially in social and environmental terms, has been too high and, more importantly, could have been avoided ”. World Commission on Dams 2000

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