Tigris-Euphrates Equitable Water Allocation

Equitable Water Rights: A Perspective On Eco-Cultural
Restoration to Sustain Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions,
and Social Justice in the Tigris Euphrates Watershed
Michelle Stevens, David Kelley, Tim Horner, Jaime Kneitel, Nadia Fawzi
Department of Environmental Studies, California State University, Sacramento
Hima Mesopotamia is committed to drawing
international attention to the situation in the Mesopotamian
Marshes and Tigris Euphrates watershed. It is imperative
to synthesize scientific information and to collaborate on
scientific research between stakeholders and scientists
throughout the basin. Building a strong international
community network will help with the development of
viable solutions to revitalize and restore cultures,
biodiversity, and ecological resiliency in Turkey, Iraq, and
Kuwait. The intimate and reciprocal relationship between
telling stories of the people and restoring the landscape
are intimately linked to healing the people and the land,
and dissipating some of the regional conflicts over water.
I would like to thank Valerie Hinden along with the El Dorado National Forest
Service for allowing use of the meadows. Lindsey Molenieux and Anthony
Sugar aided with identifying plant species. The funding was provided by the
CSUS S.U.R.E. grant.