The Ilisu Dam and its Impact on the Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq: Implications for the Future Directions of International Water Law provides an overview of the existing legal regime of the Tigris Euphrates River Basin in the context of the ecological and socio-political effects of global climate change. Four other river basin systems; the Senegal, Rio Grande, Mekong, and Nile, are discussed for the purpose of illuminating overarching problems and possible solutions. In conclusion, future directions in the law of transboundary basins should be based on the collaboration of all affected states. The global community, as the largest stakeholder in regional stability and ecological viability, should also contribute affirmatively to support sustainable systems.
Raquella Moea Thaman, M.S., J.D., Is an attorney and teacher in California. Dedicated to preserving resources for future generations, in 2019 she earned an LLM in International Water and Environmental Law from the University of the Pacific McGeorge in Sacramento, CA.
The Ilisu Dam and Its Impact on the Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq: Implications for the Future Directions of International Water Law Raquella Moea Thaman Abstract
1 Introduction: Our Stake in Eden
2 Eden in the Anthropocene
3 The Tigris Euphrates River Basin
4 The Mesopotamian Marshes
5 Water Projects Affecting the Tigris Euphrates Basin
6 The Law
7 Collaboration, Cooperation and Water Diplomacy
8 Conclusion: Global Solutions for Global Resources
Anyone interested in international water law, dams, climate change, the Tigris Euphrates River Basin. collaboration and sovereignty in international law, global responsibility for regional issues.