Mapping & Monitoring EUPHRATES – TIGRIS river basin

Places – Rivers – Dams
Maßstab 1:3000000DATA – SOURCE: Open Street Map Contributers

This MAPPING-Monitoring PROJECT has its origins in an anthropological field research and has been created to point out current climatic, political & social developments in relation to the main rivers EUPHRATES and TIGRIS in Mesopotamia. It is based on social ecology theory / Environmental Anthropology + Political Anthropology Theories. I am using interdisiplinary methods and learning to use cartographie Programms. Open Source Data like Open street map is one of the simplifications I use for example to archive the circumstances.

MAPpiing & Monitoring Spaces and rivers

[Click on the following locations or river names to follow the water-file]

Euphrates Tigris Munzur MURAT ZAB ZILAN JINWAR Dêrik
Mapping Munzur

The River Munzur rises in the Munzur Mountains 39° 24′ 17″ N, 39° 3′ 14″ O . in the north of Dersim province. It flows past the county seat of Ovacık in an easterly direction. Later it turns south and cuts through the mountains. At Dersim, the Pülümür joins the river coming from the northeast. Subsequently, Munzur is dammed by the Uzunçayır Dam over a length of 18 km. 4 km downstream of the dam already begins the reservoir of the Keban Dam. Originally, the Munzur Çayı flowed another 18 km to its confluence with the Peri Çayı, which in turn flowed into the MURAT river.

VIDEO: Mehmet Gürü Avci | MUNZUR 24′ 17″ N, 39° 3′ 14″ O
Mapping ZAB

The Great Zab is a left tributary of the Tigris. Zab rises in southeastern Turkey, flows mostly in a southerly direction, and joins the Tigris after 473 km south of Mosul in Iraq.

© Şermin Güven MAP: JINWAR, river basin, dams, political borders
© Şermin Güven MAP: Data_Source: Esri, Maxar, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA FSA, USGS, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, and the GIS User Community

JINWAR -This Village is in the Near of Xabûr/ Khabur. THE women’s ecological Village construction began on 25 November 2016 – on the International Day against Violence against Woman. Under the impression of the Syrian Civil War, construction startet in 2017, and it was ready to move in – on 25 November 2018. Theoretically the idea is framed by social ecology and it is motivated by several other women’s villages like the village of Umoja, Kenya.
Ecological Principle of self-sustainability and creating a space for women & Children to live without violence and oppression is on the top of the motivation. the meaning of the village name: JIn=Woman | War= space.
The village shape is a triangle. The triangle is the sign for woman in the Mesopotamian script. The inhabitants of the village have agreed on this triangle in a common design.

Mapping Dêrik /Dêrika Hemko / GeoHack: 37°10′34″ 42°8′24″

DÊRIK 37°10′34″ 42°8′24 is about 20 km west of the Tigris river which shapes the triple border between Syria, Turkey and Iraq. The town is inhabited by Assyrians, Arabs and Armenians and Kurds. A ethnic diversity – that is typical in this region across the borders. Please have a look to this sister city project between a district in Berlin and Dêrik:

Topography of Dêrik I
Topography of Dêrik II
Topography of Dêrik III
© Şermin Güven MAP: Dêrik_Land Elevation Model