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TR2011/0327.21-05-01-001
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR
THE CONVERSION OF RIVER BASIN ACTION PLANS INTO RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLANS

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Draft Art 5 reports

The Characterization report under Art 5 of the DMA serves to identify gaps of data, the main pressures and to prioritise key issues for water management. Consequently, comprehensive monitoring programmes must be prepared and implemented to fill information gaps and establish the environmental status of the water bodies. The Characterization takes into account the water uses, pressures and their environmental impacts on waters, making an initial identification of the water bodies that are eith

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Groundwater Works

Groundwater Bodies Delineation And First Characterisation Groundwater bodies’ (GWB) delineation was carried on both in the basis of the “Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) for the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/CE), Guidance document No 2” and the knowledge acquired during the developing of the Spanish River Basin Management Plans (RBMP). Due to the large tradition and experience on hydrogeological issues in Turkey, delineation and first characterization processes w

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The economic analysis

The economic analysis constitutes a decision support tool for integrated water resource management. It pursues to incorporate systematically economic considerations into water planning (efficient water use, polluters pay principle and adequate contribution of the users to the cost of the water services) and it seeks to make economic development compatible with the improvement and protection of water resources. Water economics provides information for public participation and consultation and ass

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Training workshop on modelling

September, 2016-. On 20th – 23rd September 2016 the project Consortium provided a training workshop on modelling. There were presentations, case studies and round-table discussions about concepts related with modelling process. Water resources planning and management requires methodologies and tools that support systematic and multidisciplinary assessments, and thus help decision makers to understand and evaluate alternative measures and consequences of decisions on water allocatio

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Status Classification Working Session for Ground Waters

6th October, 2016.- After carrying out the workshop on the status assessment for surface waters, the workshop on the status assessment for ground waters was held on 29 and 30 September with the main aim of showing the legal framework within the WFD besides presenting the specific methodology proposed in the methodological documents with regards to the quantitative and chemical status assessment in groundwater bodies. In addition to the people in charge of water management, important

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Status Classification Working Session for Surface Waters

A two-day-classification is quite a long time to make up your mind. But, when it comes to chemical, hydromorphological, biological and ecological classification of water bodies, things can get a little bit complex. Nevertheless, in the Surface Water Bodies Classification Workshop provided by RIBAMAP in the Holiday Inn Hotel in Ankara, from the 26th until the 27th of September, both days were worth the time spent. Unlike most of the workshops for a European Directive, many Turkish experts fr

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Monitoring activities in coastal waters

September, 2016.- The monitoring campaign in coastal waters started on 23rd August in the Susurluk Basin. During the following days the sampling team visited the sampling points in order to obtain the samples to analyse chemical, biological and hydro-morphological quality elements. After sampling in the Arapçiftli─či lagoon in the Susurluk Basin, where we found ourselves in shallow waters full of aquatic vegetation, fish, herons, flamingos and a black stork, the next day we were in

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Training Workshop on groundwater impress

April, 2016-. After the training workshop on surface waters, another training workshop on ground waters took place during the week 18 - 21 April whose main objective was to present the specific methodology used for the determination of pressures, impacts and risks of not meeting the environmental objectives that WFD requires for groundwater bodies. Apart from the water management authorities there were several representatives from other institutions involved. The representatives were experts

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Training Workshop on Economic Characterization of Water Use

May, 2016-. On 2 – 5 May 2016 the project Consortium provided a training workshop on economic characterization of water use. There were presentations, panel discussions and round tables about concepts related with the economic analysis. Trainers came from Spain and Holland. The WFD aims to protect ground and surface waters and their depending ecosystems following natural geographical and hydrological units. In this spirit, the economic analysis constitutes a decision support tool for in

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Training Workshop on Surface Waters Impress

Apri, 2016-. On 11 – 15 April 2016 the project Consortium provided a training workshop on surface waters IMPRESS. There were presentations, panel discussions, and round tables about concepts related with IMPRESS on surface waters bodies, the relationship between driver-pressure-state-impact-risk-response, IMPRESS experiences on different European countries, and IMPRESS methodology, with a lot of practical examples. Trainers came from Spain (Madrid, Cataluña and Murcia) and Port

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Training on transboundary water management

March, 2016-. According to the United Nations approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives in river basins that comprise two or more countries. Transboundary water can be a source of conflicts between countries because of issues like upstream pollution that affects downstream countries,  floods due to mismanagement of the upstreamcountries etc. On the other hand, transboundary water bodies may also provide an opportunity for transboundary cooperation. Turkey has many t

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Groundwater: an important but invisible resource

Pioneers work in Turkey December, 2015-. Groundwater is water that exists within soils and broken rocks underneath the ground. Groundwater is a part of the overall hydrologic cycle. It gets into the ground mostly through rain seeping into the soil, a process called infiltration. Sections of soil and/or rock that hold groundwater (think of them as rocky sponges) from which the water can be taken for us to use are called aquifers. Water is taken from the aquifer to the surface using wells

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Promising start for RIBAMAP

July, 2015-. RIBAMAP. What does that mean? Is it a new music band, or a new drink, a city in a faraway country? Or is it the name of company that specializes in making geographical maps, a competitor of google maps? That would make sense as the word ‘map’ is in RIBAMAP.  Sorry, all wrong. None of them. RIBAMAP is the name of a new river basin management project in Turkey. This project will make river basin management plans for four river basins in Turkey. These river bas

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This Publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Consortium led by Tragsatec and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.