Presentation from Turkey - Mr
General presentation of DSI
The aims of this governmental company are
The staff is made of 25,000 persons, the headquarter
is located in Ankara, and it is divided in 25 regional directions.
to build protective structures against floods;
to build irrigation and drainage systems;
to reclaim swamps;
to construct hydroelectric power generation
to construct water supply systems and water
treatment plants for settlements over 100,000 population;
to improve navigable rivers;
to provide operation and maintenance and repair
for the proper functioning of the above responsibilities;
to perform basic investigations such as :
stream flow gauging;
geology, geotechniques, soil and rock
There are in Turkey three governmental
companies in charge of water resources :
|1200 staff gauges
||300 staff gauges
|400 meteo stations
||10 meteo stations
||600 meteo stations
|180 snow gauges
||some snow gauges
|260 quality measurement points
||some measurement points
The staff gauges of EIE are mainly located
on the main channel whereas the ones of DSI are on the tributaries.
The meteorological stations of DSI record
rain and evaporation, the ones of EIE are more research purpose stations
and the ones of the DMI are synoptic and climatological stations.
The measurement of quality of water are
mainly for irrigation purposes. On the 1,200 hydrometrical stations, some
measure solid discharges.
The hydrographic network is divided in
26 catchments. Some of them have only one river.
Selected stations for Med-Hycos
project are :
For Med-Hycos Turkey chose two stations one
on Meriç River named Kirishane and the other one on Ceyhan river
Mr Sezen then shows the use of some software
he developed on his own, with the university and with EIE, for the process
of hydrometrical data.