The influence of Islamic design and especially the 4 Chahar Bagh are at the heart of the garden plan. The design for the Wastewater Garden is inspired by Mesopotamian embroidered wedding blankets.
Eden in Iraq team have brought the design and budgets to the Ministry for Water, Commission for Restoration of the Marshes (CRIMW) and other agencies which are supporting the project with resources and machinery. Construction of the first phase of the project is about to begin, $1.7 million dollars are needed to realize the project. The Center for Restoration of Iraqi Marshes and Wetlands (CRIMW), within the Ministry of Water Resources, has provided a site and worked with our team to create engineering plans for the 2.65 hectare (6.5 acre) project.
We need $250,000 for 1st phase.
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For more information, contact Deborah Parrish Snyder, Institute of Ecotechnics.
The Garden will provide urgently needed health and clean water for southern Iraqis, their children, and future generations to come. This project, sponsored by NGO Nature Iraq in Iraq and the Institute of Ecotechnics in both the UK and USA, is a response to decades of conflict in this region and continued tension due to climate change, external water rights violations, and social upheaval. Initial support since 2011 spans from Iraqi municipalities, the region and State, to international sources; most recently, the Eden in Iraq Wastewater Garden Project was chosen as one out of 100 grassroots projects for UNESCO’s Green Citizens Initiative.
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