We are here republishing the text of the speech delivered by Nick Hildyard to the 2021 International Water Forum of Northeast Syria which has been prepared into a booklet entitled “Water as a vehicle for peace rather than violence: The struggle for water democracy,” which is available for download below and which will be forthcoming as a physical publication.

Download the booklet as a pdf here: https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NES-Water-Forum-Talk-Hildyard-3mm-bleed-without-crop-marks.pdf

The International Water Forum of Northeast Syria was held in Hasakah, North and East Syria on the 27th and 28th of September. It was sponsored by the local administration and the Environment Directorate in Jazira with the participation of the University of Rojava and the Euphrates Center for Studies.

To watch Nick Hildyard’s speech, click here: https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/nick-hildyards-speech-for-the-international-water-forum-of-northeast-syria/

Nicholas Hildyard (nickhildyard@gn.apc.org) works with The Corner House, a UK solidarity and mutual learning group. He has worked on environmental and human rights issues since the 1970s and was involved in the campaign against the Ilisu dam, in the Kurdish region of Turkey. He is a patron of Peace in Kurdistan. The Corner House: www.thecornerhouse.org.uk.

NES Water Forum Talk - Hildyard - 3mm bleed without crop marks