Turkish

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

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 from Turkish universities as Prof. Dr. Sedat Vahdet Yerli, Dr. Cüneyt Nadir Solak and Prof. Dr. Ersin Kivrak and Mrs. Müge Erkan Aydar from the Monitoring Department of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs were there and delivered presentations of what projects have been carried out so far and the academic perspective on the issues about the classification of water bodies in terms of the Water Framework Directive. Turkish experts along with European experts from Spain, Portugal and Greece, offered a unique opportunity for the participants to have both an international and national experience about what is happening abroad and home, what the advances made so far are and what challenges lie ahead for the future. The participants also had their "hands on classification" as they took part in a case study with some original macroinvertebrate data from the Büyük Menderes project that ended in 2015. It was a very fruitful workshop for the participants, especially when fish, macroinvertebrates, concentration limits, indices, class boundaries, were calculated as numbers in order to be classified either as high or good, moderate, poor or bad.

Yorgos CHATZINIKOLAOU 

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.