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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”
    A Timely Warning for Water Framework Directive: Little Improvement in Water Quality in River Danube
    The European Court of Auditors (ECA), also known as “the guardian of the EU finances”, has recently published a report of the level of progress on the water quality of the River Danube, which is presumably the most important river in whole Europe, in many aspects. The Danube River basin covers
    Agreement over Nile? Khartoum Declaration and Ten Principles that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Have Agreed Upon
    In 2015, three important Nile Basin countries, namely Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a common ground for managing transboundary water of the Nile, particularly the Blue Nile and the fate of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
    Towards a New Stage in Water Management in Cyprus: Impact of Turkey’s Water Transfer to TRNC as a Facilitative Factor
    The final stage concerning the negotiations between the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on the management of water that reached island recently, occurred in the early days of December last year during the visit of Prime Minister Davutoğlu to Cyprus. After this visit, different sources in media reported that parties had reached an agreement on the management of water.
    War over Tishreen Dam: Growing Signficance of Hydraulic structures in the Middle East
    Dams have played increasingly important roles in Iraq and Syria during the last decade or so. First theater of war was the Tabqah Dam, which has become the central stronghold of Daesh.Second incident was related to Mosul Dam, the biggest in Iraq, when Daesh (ISIS) attacked and invaded the dam site
    The Paris Agreement: A Basic Anatomy of a Vulnerable Victory
    Following nearly a decade of preparations and the recent round of intense negotiations between November 30 and December 12,  in Paris, France; 195 countries finally agreedon a document called the Paris Agreement by December 13th, 2015.  
    European Commission’s Annual Progress Report on Turkey: Moderate Progress in Chapter on Environment and Climate Change
    The European Commission has recently published 2015 Progress Report. As it is already known, out of 33 Chapters, 14 have been opened so far within the framework of accession negotiations, and only one of these (Chapter on Science and Research) was only provisionally closed. Chapter of Environment is one of these Chapters where negotiations are still continuing.
    Water in a New Sectoral Layout: The Way Out of a Deadlock in the Middle East
    New studies are published everyday on how water resources management problems are evolving. A recent report by CDP on “Global Water” has also demonstrated that the growing water crisis can have serious consequences for economic activities worldwide. It is, however, a less ordinary report in the sense that the companies’ perceptions of the water (in)security play central role.
    Poisoning of Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia in Two Stages: The Soviet Plunder and the Introduction of Classical Westphalian State-System Logic
    Two developments had profound impacts on the fate of transboundary waters in Central Asia. First is related with the extensive use of water by Soviets throughout transboundary basins of Amu Darya and Syr Darya. 
    The Promise of Desalination: Panacea for Water Problems in Middle East?
    Desalination is defined by the International Desalination Association (IDA) as “the process of removing dissolved salts from water, thus producing fresh water from seawater or brackish water.” Through the hydrologic cycle, desalination is occurring naturally for millions of years. Commercialization of desalination, however, is a rather modern phenomenon. 
    ABCDEF of Water Management: What does it mean for the Middle East?
    In a seminal work, Perry (2008) argued that water management incorporates a number of elements, in forms of processes or practices. He called these “ABCDEF” of water management. Following is a synopsis what ABCDEF of water management is about:
    Agreement over Disi Aquifer: An Analysis of Saudi-Jordanian Cooperation on Transboundary Groundwater Management
    An Agreement between the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Management and Utilization of the Ground Waters in the Al-Sag/Al-Disi Layer was signed in April this year. 
    Cure for all the Water Woes in the Jordan Basin? An Analysis of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Project
    Israel and Jordan agreedearlier this year on the multipurpose project of the “Red Sea–Dead Sea Canal”.The agreement which worth $800 millionwas the result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed among Israel, Jordan and Palestine on December 9, 2013, in Washington.
    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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