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    ORSAM Water Research Programme made an interview with ICID Vice President Hüseyin Gündoğdu on ICID, its importance.
    ORSAM Water Research Programme made an interview with Anna Bachmann, who is a program manager in Nature Iraq, about the studies of Nature Iraq and water issue in Iraq.
    During the 6th World Water Forum held in Marseille, ORSAM Water Research Program specialist Dr. Tuğba Evrim Maden made an interview with Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysun Uyar..
    Gökçekuş elaborated onTRNC’s water resources and the process of “TRNC Drinking Water Supply Project” which is an important project as a solution for TRNC's drinking water problem.
    “What we see is that we need to develop a much better understanding of the role of water in energy production so that water will not be a constrained to energy production” said Jakob Granit.
    Demirer said that Turkey's brackish water potential might be an alternative resource.
    Prof. Dr. Cumali Kınacı, Director General of Water Management of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs stated that they aim at establishing a national policy by trying to gather many institutions and organizations in a more productive way.
    Dr. Betül Al-Mossavi indicated that the federal government structure could lead to new problems in terms of the management of water resources in Iraq in the future.
    Problems of water in all countries (such as Turkey) are almost similar. Water shortage, increasing demand for drinking and irrigation water, and the fact that many regions are going through problems related to drinking water can be counted as some of the water problems.
    UNDP Global Programme Manager Assoc. Prof. Boğaçhan Benli, made assessments about the the efficient usage of water.
    Dr. Gülay Yaşın, GIZ Turkey Director indicated that wetlands should be preserved in a better way in order to protect the ecosystem and water resources, in the fight against climate change.
    Arzu Özyol, CEO at HYDRA, elaborated on the relation between “water and development”, and the ongoing works, which have been carried out in axis of women all around the world and in Turkey.
    Prof. Dr. H. Gonca Coşkun from ITU Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geomatics Engineering Department answered the questions of ORSAM Water Research Programme.
    Prof. Ayşegül Tanık told about the development of the integrated water resources management in Turkey, its perception, and its development with the EU Water Framework Directive.
    ORSAM Water Research Program carried out an interview with United Nations Joint Program Director Atila Uras and United Nations Joint Program Regional Project Coordinator Alper Acar.
    Akif Özkaldı, Deputy Director General of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ), mentioned that the 2nd İstanbul International Water Forum would consolidate the positive image about Turkey.
    Hydropolitics specialist Dursun Yıldız, underlined the fact that Turkey ever used her transboundary waters for peaceful and cooperative objectives.
    DSI Coordinator Hamza Özgüler: "Istanbul Water Forum is one of the most significant formations on the domain of water in Turkey and the region."
    Prof. Dr. Şahinöz: “The Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) can supply enough food to the whole Middle East region, Also the region enriches the farmers of the GAP”
    Water is what states make out of it: On water efficiency challenge in the Middle East and how it is related with peace and stability in the region
    It is not only economically rational,but at at he same time politically difficult to raise the issue of water efficiency. While this is even so in the most advanced economies, for many Middle Easterners water efficiency dire
    Water Politics along the Euphrates and Tigris: Why does not (and will not) Turkey Use Water as a Weapon against its Southern Neighbors?
    Transboundary water relations among riparians of the Euphrates and Tigris are generally depicted as one of the so called “hot spots”, with an inherent propensity for war. Reaching its peak of popularity in 1990s. 
    The Water Problem in Pakistan: A Country Running Dry
    With its 182 million people -which continues to rise rapidly- over a territory of approximately 797 thousand square kilometers, Pakistan is among the most populous countries in the world. Along with its great number of challenges in a wide range of issues, it is now increasingly becoming a seriously water-stressed country.
    Meric-Ergene River Basin: A Microcosm of Turkey’s National and Transboundary Water Management Challenges
    This brief paper takes Meric-Ergene river basin as a “microcosm” of water management issues that have been experienced in Turkey. Studying the problems and proposed solutions in this basin could provide valuable hints for remaining river basins in the country.
    Half Way towards 2020 Deadline: An Analysis of the Current Situation of Implementation of National Climate Change Strategy of Turkey
    It has been five years since the inception of the National Climate Strategy of Turkey which aimed at reaching a considerable number of goals regarding climate change, by 2020. This Strategy guided the subsequently drafted Climate Change Action Plan which listed concrete actions to be accomplished starting from 2011, until 2023.
    EU Water Framework Directive towards the End of First Implementation Cycle: Disappointment and Hope
    The European Union’s main water-related legislation, i.e. the Water Framework Directive (WFD) approaches to end of its first cycle of implementation. At its initiation, it was planned that water bodies in European Union, whether surface, ground, transitional, or coastal waters, should achieve the generic criterion of “good status” by the end of 2015.
    Deal over the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam: A New Chapter in Cooperation in the Nile Basin?
    According to Egypt”s official news agency, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a preliminary agreement on sharing the Nile River's waters and operating Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam. 
    A New Chapter in Iraqi-Turkish Transboundary Water Relations?
    Several weeks after the resignation of previous Iraqi administration in August, Turkish President Erdoğan and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum met on September 23, 2014 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
    Three Decades after Three-Stage Plan: Time for a Reappraisal
    In 1984, after several years of tri-partite negotiations among riparians of the Euphrates-Tigris watercourse system namely Iraq, Syria and Turkey within the context of Joint Technical Committee; Turkish authorities came with a proposal of a comprehensive plan (indeed, the most comprehensive plan hitherto proposed in the context of transboundary water allocation in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin), which was called “Three St
    Transboundary Cooperation for Using Treated Sewage Effluent for Groundwater Recharge in the Middle East: Opportunities and Obstacles
    The countries of the Middle East, most of which rank among the world’s most water-scarce ones, should focus more on reusing existing water resources. Reusing the treated sewage effluent (TSE) is one of possible routes to water efficiency, something gravely needed in the region as a whole.
    Iran - The Hidden Riparian of the Euphrates and Tigris Basin
    Turkey, Syria and Iraq appear as major actors considering the last fifty years of the utilization of the Euphrates-Tigris basin waters, one of the most important basins of the Middle East. When contributions from the riparian borders to the Euphrates River are taken into consideration in technical terms,
    Solution-Seeking for Flood Problems in Maritsa River
    The Maritsa River, forming the border between the Turkey's western neighbours Greece and Bulgaria as well as being a transboundary river, has been going through flood problems for years. Especially during flood periods, the basin within the Turkish territory become flooded; agricultural lands and cities are damaged, and large-scale economic losses occur.
    23 March - 29 March 2015 (Issue 225)
    ORSAM Report No: 154
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 19
    May2013
    Transboundary Waters Within the Scope of EU Water Framework Directive
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 145
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 18
    January 2013
    Orsam Water Interviews 2012
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 144
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 17
    January 2013
    Orsam Water Interviews 2011
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 126
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 16
    July 2012
    Towards the New Water Framework Directive: Notes on Water Draft Law
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 122
     ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 15

    WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN IRAQ
    (Tr-Eng)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 116
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 14
    April 2012
    The Concept of “Benefit-Sharing”, Its Theoretical
    Background and Practical Reflections

    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No :110
    ORSAM Water Research Programme No:13

    WATER RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT IN IRAN


    (Turkish)
    ORSAM Report No: 104
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 12

    AN EVALUATION ON THE DRAFT ARTICLES
    ON THE LAW OF TRANSBOUNDARY AQUIFERS


    (Turkish - English)
    ORSAM Rapor No: 101
    ORSAM Su Araştırmaları Programı Rapor No: 11


    EMNİYETLİ İÇME SUYU VE SANİTASYON HAKKI

    (Turkish)
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 10

    TURKEY AND WFD HARMONIZATION: A SILENT, BUT SIGNIFICANT PROCESS


    (ENG)
    ORSAM Report No 84
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 9:

    SOMALIA’S CATASTROPHIC FAMINE: POLITICAL
    DROUGHT OR NATURAL ONE?


    (Turkish)
    ORSAM Rapor No: 78
    ORSAM Su Araştırmaları Programı Rapor No: 8

    TÜRKİYE’DE VE İSRAİL’DE YAPAY SULAK ALANLAR İLE ATIKSU ARITIMI VE ATIKSUYUN SULAMA AMAÇLI OLARAK TEKRAR KULLANIMI


    (Turkish)
    ORSAM Report No 63
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 7:

    THE INVISIBLE STRATEGIC RESOURCE: TRANSBOUNDARY GROUND WATERS


    (Turkish)
    ORSAM Report No 60
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 6:

    COOPERATION AND CONFLICT ON THE MEKONG RIVER WATERS


    (Turkish-ENG)

    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 5 :

    TURKEY-SYRIA RELATIONS: ASİ (ORONTES) FRIENDSHIP DAM AS AN EXAMPLE OF COOPERATION IN TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS


    (Turkish)

    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No 4 :

    THE OBLIGATION OF “INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION” IN MERİÇ (MARITZA-EVROS) BASIN WATER MANAGEMENT


    (Turkish)

    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report : 3

    HYDROPOLITICAL HISTORY OF NILE RIVER BASIN AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

    (Turkish)

    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report : 2

    CLIMATE CHANGE FROM A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

    ( Turkish)

    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report 1:

    EU’S WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION IN TURKEY: THE DRAFT NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

    ( ENG )

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