Dr. Azzam Alwash

Dr. Azzam Alwash appears in the following:

Healing Iraq's Environment

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Over the last two decades, the Mesopotamia Marshlands in Southern Iraq—an area twice the size of the Florida Everglades—have suffered massive environmental degradation. But some parts of the region are starting to return to health. Dr. Azzam Alwash, founder of the non-profit environmental organization Nature Iraq talks about his efforts to restore the marshlands and the push to name the area Iraq’s first national park.

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Backstory: Protecting the Tigris River in Iraq

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Tigris River is one of the most important bodies of water in the Middle East, but years of extensive toxic dumping and gravel mining have severely compromised its ecosystem. We’ll speak with Humbolt Baykeeper Executive Director Pete Nichols and Nature Iraq founder Dr. Azzam Alwash about efforts to clean up the river and the newly founded group, Upper Tigris Waterkeeper.

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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 ...