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The Marshes of Mesopotamia: Dried, Restored, Will it Last?

A public lecture by Azzam Alwash, CEO, Nature Iraq

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Duration: 1:01:44

Azzam Alwash was born in Iraq and spent much of his youth in Nasseriya on the fringes of the marshlands. He left Iraq in 1978 as a result of the policies of the Baathist regime, and completed his studies in California, where he worked for 20 years as a soils engineering consultant. In 1997, he became active in Iraqi expatriate politics, and is now on the Board of Directors of the Iraq Foundation, a DC based NGO, and a board of trustees member of the newly established American University of Iraq - Sulimani, and is the CEO of Nature Iraq, an Iraqi Environmental Research and Lobbying NGO which started as an outgrowth of the Eden Again project.

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