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CHAPTER VIII – INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
DSİ Membership Date
: on 16
th
.08.1949 with Governmental Decree No. 3/9725.
Objectives:
ICOLD aims to collect and assess data obtained from the
investigation, project, construction, maintenance, and operation of dams as well
as to investigate the issues that could arise.
The 73
rd
Annual meeting of ICOLD was organized in Iran in May 2005. ICOLD
74
th
Annual Meeting and 22nd Congress was held in June 2005, Barcelona, Spain. The 75
th
meeting was held in St Petersburg in June 2007. The 76
th
meeting was held in Bulgaria in June
2008. ICOLD 77
th
Annual Meeting & 23
th
Congress was held in Brasilia in May 2009. 80
th
Annual
Meeting & 24rd Congress will be held in Japan in June 2012.
Address:
151, Blvd. Haussmann, Paris 75008, France.
Fax:
33 1 40426071,
Tel:
33 1 40426824,
Web page:
http://www.icold-cigb.org/
World Water Council (WWC)
DSİ Membership Date
: on 12
th
.11.1998 with Governmental Decree No. 98/12024
Objectives:
WWC aims to promote consciousness on critical water issues at all social levels
including general public opinion. It also aims to ensure the safeguarding, development, planning,
management, and operation of global water resources by taking into account at all levels the ways
in which water resources should be protected for the benefit of all living beings. The secretarial
service of WWC at the DSİ General Directorate is executed by the Investigation and Planning
Department. WWC organizes a water forum every three years. The 4
th
Water Forum and
Ministerial Conference were organized in Mexico in 2006. Turkey hosted the 5
th
World Water
Forum in Istanbul in 2009. France hosted the 6
th
World Water Forum in Marseille in 2012.
Address:
Les Docks de la Joliette-Atrium 10.3-10, Place de la Joliette-13302 Marseille FRANCE
Fax:
+33 (4) 91994101,
Tel:
+33 (4) 91994100
Web page:
http://www.worldwatercouncil.org
Public and private organizations in Turkey are member of WWC. Total number of organizations
in Turkey, which are member of WWC, are 47.
Turkey hosted the 5
th
World Water Forum in Istanbul in 16-22 March 2009 in newly constructed
Sütlüce Congress Centre with nearly 30 000 participants, 11 State and Government heads, Senior
representatives of 19 International Organizations, 89 Ministers, and Senior representatives of 192
countries, and 455 Member of Parliament
and Mayors.
Previous World Water Fora and its themes
1st World Water Forum:
Morocco in 1997
: No theme!
2nd World Water Forum:
The Netherlands in 2000
: Theme “World Water Vision”
3rd World Water Forum:
Japan in 2003
: Theme “World Water Actions”
4th World Water Forum:
Mexico in 2006
: Theme “Local Actions for a Global Challenge”
5th World Water Forum:
Turkey in 2009
: Theme “Bridging Divides for Water”
6th World Water Forum:
France in 2012
: Theme “Time for Solutions”