Streams

Underreported: Iraq’s Marshlands

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The marshlands of southern Iraq and Iran were once the largest in western Eurasia, encompassing an area larger than the Florida Everglades. During the 1990s, under Saddam Hussein, damming and drainage projects almost completely destroyed them. It’s been called one of the world's greatest environmental disasters. Dr. Azzam Alwash of The Eden Again Project is working to restore the marshlands, and educate the world about their cultural and ecological significance.

Event: Azzam Alwash will be participating in an international water issues panel discussion
Saturday, March 22 at 3 pm
American Museum of Natural History, Kaufman Theater
Central Park West and 79th Street
Free with museum admission, for more info, go here.

Guests:

Dr. Azzam Alwash
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