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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 never 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”
    22 March, 2014 World Water Day – “Water and Energy”
    22 March is celebrated as World Water Day every year in order to attract attention to the importance of water and support the sustainable management of water resources. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day as “World Water Day” on 22 December 1992.
    The Status of Groundwater in TRNC
    Across Cyprus Island, precipitation is the main source of alimentation of water resources. The constant change in the amount of precipitation year by year has negatively affected the water resources. For the last forty years, both in Cyprus as well as in the other Mediterranean states,
    The Euphrates – Tigris Basin and Water Problem in Iraq Discussed During the Sulaymaniyah Forum 2014
    Ministers, bureaucrats, decision makers, journalists and academicians attended the Second Annual Sulaymaniyah (Sulaimani) Forum, of which the theme was “Navigating Challenges in the Middle East”,  hosted by the American University of Iraq in the Iraqi province of Sulaymaniyah on March 4-5, 2014.
    Ivory Coast became the 34thcountry ratifying the United Nations Watercourses Convention
    The number of the countries who ratify 1997 UN Convention on the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses has reached 34.
     
    Throughout the 20th century, while the International Water Law focused on the non- navigational uses of international watercourses, both bilateral and multilateral
    The Water Problem is Deepening between Iraqi Central Government and Kurdish Regional Government
    Despite the frequent attempts to indicate its neighbouring states as the cause of water shortage in Iraq, it is clear that the main issue is ineffective management of water sources in the country. The lack of good practices in water management has been one of the natural consequences of years of conflict in Iraq,
    Water and Energy
    The main theme for all water-related events in 2014 was designated to be the “relationship between energy and water”. Within this framework, the World Water Day to be held on March 22nd, 2014 and the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will focus on the relationship between energy and water.
    The Behesht – Abad Project in Iran and Its Impacts
    Iran transfers water to densely populated central provinces of the country from the basins out of the region in order to meet the water need for drinking and irrigation purposes. Shelving the Caspian Sea project aiming to transfer water to central provinces, Iran's President Rouhani's statements show that the projects on the Karun river basin,
    Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks and Israeli Presence along the Jordan River Valley
    In the peace talks between Israel and Palestine which have regained momentum with the initiative of the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the fact that Israel wants to maintain its military presence in along the Jordan river valley emerges as a new area of conflict in addition to many other problems.
    Iran Shelves the Caspian Sea Water Transfer Project
    Iran has been facing a problem in meeting the water demand of its population for a long time. Which is primarily caused by the factors such as: substantial increase in the population growth rate; decrease of the average annual rainfall; rising temperature; man-made water pollution and natural contamination of water resources.
    Does Climate Change Affect Water War Scenarios in the Middle East?
    Increasing human activities have created a great pressure on water resources in terms of both quality and quantity. Another pressure is caused by climate change and changes in precipitation patterns as a result of the climate change. According to the scientific studies, climate change was also observed before the industrial revolution.
    Linking the Congo River to the Nile as Egypt's Other Alternative
    It might be suggested that with Ethiopia's starting to construct the Grand Renaissance dam on the Blue Nile River, Egypt's years of dominance over the Nile has almost come to an end. Egypt, both under British rule and also after gaining its independence, signed many bilateral and multilateral agreements,
    What does the ‘World Energy Outlook 2013' Report Say?
    The annual “World Energy Outlook” report for 2013 was issued by the International Energy Agency on Nov. 12, 2013. "The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our understanding of the distribution of the world's energy resources," the report said. "The center of gravity of energy demand is switching to the emerging economies,"
    07 April - 13 April 2014 - issue 175
    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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