TEDxBaghdad 2011 - Azzam Alwash by TEDx Talks   8 years ago

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After years of damage and drainage, how can you restore one of the greatest marshlands in the world? Azzam Alwash examines this question and demonstrates that careful engineering and much dedication can recover these once wondrous wetlands to their original glory.

Azzam Alwash is a visionary who has made it his life's mission to restore the ancient marshlands of Iraq that embody not only a delicately balanced ecosystem but also a unique cultural heritage. A civil engineer with a deep, personal connection to the wetlands, Azzam and his wife, Suzie, founded the Eden Again project in an attempt to reverse what the United Nations has deemed a major ecological and humanitarian disaster. Azzam is also the Founder of Nature Iraq, the country's largest environmental protection non-profit organization.

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