Ministry of Environment and Forestry - DSI, Turkey
(College 2 - Governments and government authorities)
About the organization
The General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI in Turkish acronym) with a legal entity and supplementary budget is the primary executive state agency of Turkey for Nations overall water resources planning, managing, execution and operation.The main objective of DSI is to develop all water and land resources in Turkey. It aims at all the wisest use of the principal natural resources.DSI was established by Law 6200 in December 18, 1953 as legal entity and brought under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. It is charged with "single and multiple utilization of surface and ground waters and prevention of soil erosion and flood damages". For that reason, DSI is empowered to plan, design, construct and operate dams, hydroelectric power plants, domestic water and irrigation schemes.The DSI's purpose "to develop water and land resources in Turkey" covers a wide range of interrelated functions. These include irrigation, hydroelectric power generation; domestic and industrial water supplies for large cities; recreation and research on water-related planning, design and construction materials. Projects, master plan and feasibility reports are prepared for the development of water resources. In this respect, required main data are collected by DSI from the river basin surveys which are related with flow and meteorological, soil classification, agricultural economy, erosion, maps, geological conditions etc issues.
Fields of expertise and activities: Water Resources Management, Water Supply or Sanitation, Development or Infrastructure, Climate or Natural Hazards, Environment or Ecosystems, Agriculture or Food Production, Economics or Finance, Energy or Industry.
About the Governor representative
Education: MSc; Utah State University, Utah, USA Irrigation Engineering Department, 1991. BS; Istanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, 1986. 1986-1998 Project Engineer, DSI General Directorate. 1998-2002 Project Section Manager, DSI Sth Regional Directorate, Ankara. 2002-2003 Section Director In the Department of Water Supply and Sewage Disposal, DSI. 2003-2004 Deputy Head of Department of Design and Construction, DSI. 2CJ04.Z007 Head of Department of Design and Construction, DSI. 13.11.2007- Deputy General Director, DSI.
About the Alternate representative
Cüneyt GEREK started working as an Engineer at the Research and Planning Department of the 3rd Regional Directorate of DSI. In 1977, he was appointed as the Chief Engineer for Dams, Lakes and Hydroelectric Plants at the Project and Planning Directory of the 3rd Regional Directorate, where he was appointed as the Chief of the department in 1985. Before being a Deputy General Director of State Hydraulic Works he served as the Director of the 14th Regional Directorate of DSI.