Presentation on the River Basin Management Plans for Turkey


275 TEMA Volunteers from 52 cities got together between 20-23 August in Istanbul for the Field Coordination meeting.

One session of the meeting was dedicated to the River Basin Management Plans and the role of NGOs in the planning process. The presentation started with the introduction of EU Water Framework Directive and the RBMP process. What a hydrological cycle is and what defines river basin regions as well as what a good water condition means was defined. The content, and concepts such as characterization, typology (meaning and status of water mass, water quality classifications, analysis of pressure and effects, environmental targets), precaution programs and monitoring, economic analysis and public participation were explained with examples. Presentation was concluded with the NGOs role with specific example from TEMA works.