Sustainable Use and Development of Watersheds


This book is a result of the NATO-SPS (NFA) Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2007. The main goal of the Workshop was to provide knowledge and build the skills of scientists, engineers, and decision- and policy-makers for the effective management of watersheds and prevention of or coping with catastrophic events. The aim of this effort was to transfer the multidisciplinary approach, information, and knowledge gained by the LEMSM group (NATO CCMS Pilot Study Group on Ecosystem Modeling of Coastal ...

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This book is a result of the NATO-SPS (NFA) Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2007. The main goal of the Workshop was to provide knowledge and build the skills of scientists, engineers, and decision- and policy-makers for the effective management of watersheds and prevention of or coping with catastrophic events. The aim of this effort was to transfer the multidisciplinary approach, information, and knowledge gained by the LEMSM group (NATO CCMS Pilot Study Group on Ecosystem Modeling of Coastal Lagoons for Sustainable Management) during their 12 years of collaboration on the Pilot Study to international scientists and decision-makers.

The Workshop provided participants with an excellent opportunity to develop understanding and skills in scenario-based decision-making management of watersheds. Participants from 21 countries exchanged knowledge on how to use advanced tools for assessment and decision-making that provide the ability to manage watersheds. Participants benefited from applying the sustainable use and development models to minimize and mitigate effects on the natural capital of water resources, watersheds, and thus socioeconomic systems. This led to recommendations based on “ecosystem approach” for decision-making for protection of human security and peace. Further, group sessions resulted in the identification of Terms and Principles as well as the recommendations for application and implementation of sustainable use and development practices in developing countries. The program of the Workshop was challenging by embracing a “hands on” learning experience.

The book specifically reframes the need for decision support tools and scientific knowledge in watershed management in the context of a multidisciplinary, integrated approach.

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Part 1 Introduction

Introduction I. Ethem Gonenc Gonenc, I. Ethem Biymyrza Toktoraliev Toktoraliev, Biymyrza John P. Wolflin Wolflin, John P. 3

Part 2 Watershed Management in Various Countries

Watershed and Water Management System in Algeria Mekki Messahel Messahel, Mekki 9

Advances in Managing Austria's Water Resources Monika Schonerklee Schonerklee, Monika 21

Problems and Prospects of Water Resources Management in the Azerbaijan Republic Amir S. Aliev Aliev, Amir S. 51

Water Resources Management System of Kyrgyzstan Mars Amanaliev Amanaliev, Mars 61

Watershed Management Practices in the Philippines: The Tigum-Aganan Watershed Case Jessica C. Salas Salas, Jessica C. 81

Watershed Management System in Poland and Its Implications for Environmental Conditions of the Baltic Sea: An Example of the Vistula River Watershed Eugeniusz Andrulewicz Andrulewicz, Eugeniusz 99

Watersheds Management in Romania: Challenges and Opportunities Angheluta Vadineanu Vadineanu, Angheluta Elena Preda Preda, Elena 113

Watershed Management in the Russian Federation and Transboundary Issues by Example of Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia) Boris Chubarenko Chubarenko, Boris 133

Overview of Water Management in Turkey: Issues, Constraints, Achievements, Prospect Selmin Burak Burak, Selmin 151

Watershed Management in the United States Rosemarie C. Russo Russo, Rosemarie C. Brenda Rashleigh Rashleigh, Brenda Robert B. Ambrose Ambrose, Robert B. 173

Part 3 Decision Support Tools, Models and Case Studies

Multilevel Participatory Model for Decision Making on Regional Hydro-System Basis: Serbian Case Study Bojan Srdjevic Srdjevic, Bojan Zorica SrdjevicSrdjevic, Zorica 201

Supporting Tools for Decisional Process Within Water Framework Directive: From EU Context to Modelkey Perspective Stefania Gottardo Gottardo, Stefania Elena Semenzin Semenzin, Elena Paola Agostini Agostini, Paola Andrea Critto Critto, Andrea Antonio Marcomini Marcomini, Antonio 215

Application of Water Quality Modelling as a Decision Support System Tool for Planned Buyuk Melen Reservoir and Its Watershed Ali Erturk Erturk, Ali Alpaslan Ekdal Ekdal, Alpaslan Melike Gurel Gurel, Melike Yigit Zorlutuna Zorlutuna, Yigit Cigdem Tavsan Tavsan, Cigdem Dursun Zafer Seker Seker, Dursun Zafer Aysegul Tanik Tanik, Aysegul Izzet Ozturk Ozturk, Izzet 227

The Use of Numerical Modeling in Italian Watershed Management Georg Umgiesser Umgiesser, Georg Giorgio Mattassi Mattassi, Giorgio Isabella Scroccaro Scroccaro, Isabella Marco Ostoich Ostoich, Marco Marina Vazzoler Vazzoler, Marina 243

Sustainable Development of Watersheds: Using Sturgeon Species as an Indicator in Integrated Transboundary Water Management in the Ural River Basin Viktor Lagutov Lagutov, Viktor 263

Lagoon Ecosystem Study Trough Two Cases: Oualidia (Atlantic) and Nador (Mediterranean) - Morocco Abdellatif Orbi Orbi, Abdellatif Karim Hilmi Hilmi, Karim Jaouad Lakhdar Idrissi Idrissi, Jaouad Lakhdar Soukaina Zizah Zizah, Soukaina 289

Coastal Lagoons in the Context of Water Management in Spain and Europe Angel Perez-Ruzafa Perez-Ruzafa, Angel Concepcion Marcos Marcos, Concepcion 299

Water Framework Directive: Defining the Ecological Quality Status in Transitional and Coastal Waters Sofia Gamito Gamito, Sofia 323

The Role of Ecological Endpoints in Watershed Management Brenda Rashleigh Rashleigh, Brenda 337

Bioidentification of Xenobiotics as a Basis of Water Management Valerii Tonkopii Tonkopii, Valerii Anatoly Zagrebin Zagrebin, Anatoly Irina Iofina Iofina, Irina 349

GIS Analysis of Sustainable Development Indicators for Coastal Watersheds in the South-East Baltic Boris Chubarenko Chubarenko, Boris Dmitrii Domnin Domnin, Dmitrii 355

Combined Use of Watershed Models to Assess the Apportionment of Point and Non Point Load Sources to Surface Waters Arianna Azzellino Azzellino, Arianna Roberta Salvetti Salvetti, Roberta Renato Vismara Vismara, Renato 369

Development of National Action Plan to Address Pollution from Land Based Activities in Turkey Gulsen Avaz Avaz, Gulsen Selda Murat Murat, Selda Elif Atasoy Atasoy, Elif Ozgur Dogan Dogan, Ozgur Leyla Tolun Tolun, Leyla Fatma Telli Karakoc Karakoc, Fatma Telli Selma Ayaz Ayaz, Selma Kemal Gunes Gunes, Kemal 385

Reduction of the Land-Based Discharges to the Curonian Lagoon in a View of a Climate Change Perspective Arturas Razinkovas Razinkovas, Arturas Inga Dailidiene Dailidiene, Inga Renata Pilkaityte Pilkaityte, Renata 403

The Study of Hydro-Mineralogical and Ecological Regime of Kara-Bogaz-Gol Lagoon, Turkmenistan Otuzbay Geldiyew Geldiyew, Otuzbay 415

Comparative Analysis of Water Management Practices in Mediterranean Countries Selmin Burak Burak, Selmin 425

Chesapeake Bay Program - A Watershed Approach to Management John P. Wolflin Wolflin, John P. 435

Part 4 Conclusions and Recommendations

Decision Support Systems and Tools Ramiro Neves Neves, Ramiro Ali Erturk Erturk, Ali Irina Chubarenko Chubarenko, Irina Arianna Azzellino Azzellino, Arianna Bojan Srdjevic Srdjevic, Bojan Boris Chubarenko Chubarenko, Boris Ercan Zengin Zengin, Ercan Eric Masson Masson, Eric Georg Umgiesser Umgiesser, Georg Karim Hilmi Hilmi, Karim Pedro Galvao Galvao, Pedro Stefania Gottardo Gottardo, Stefania 455

Land-Based Sources, Water Quality and Management Angheluta Vadineanu Vadineanu, Angheluta Brenda Rashleigh Rashleigh, Brenda Melike Gurel Gurel, Melike Alpaslan Ekdal Ekdal, Alpaslan Amir Aliyev Aliyev, Amir Angel Perez Ruzafa Ruzafa, Angel Perez Cigdem Tavsan Tavsan, Cigdem Elena Preda Preda, Elena Eric Masson Masson, Eric Eugeniusz Andrulewicz Andrulewicz, Eugeniusz Mars Amanaliev Amanaliev, Mars Nur Findik Hecan Hecan, Nur Findik Otuzbay Geldiyew Geldiyew, Otuzbay Sofia Gamito Gamito, Sofia 483

Decision Making, Policy and Financing John Wolflin Wolflin, John Rosemarie C. Russo Russo, Rosemarie C. Selmin Burak Burak, Selmin Nusret Karakaya Karakaya, Nusret Abdellatif Orbi Orbi, Abdellatif Arturas Razinkovas Razinkovas, Arturas Biimyrza Toktoraliev Toktoraliev, Biimyrza Guven Uzun Uzun, Guven Jessica Salas Salas, Jessica Mars Amanaliev Amanaliev, Mars Mekki Messahel Messahel, Mekki Mihriban Haci Haci, Mihriban Viktor Lagutov Lagutov, Viktor Yasin Torun Torun, Yasin 513

List of Participants 529

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