Page 8 - Water and DSİ

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1.1. Administration
1.1.1. The Mission of State
Hydraulic Works
The General Directorate of State Hydraulic
Works (DSİ) is a legal entity included in
special budget consisting of National budget
(98%) and its own sources (2%). DSİ is the
primary executive state agency responsible
for planning, design, construction, and
operation of hydraulic structures in order to
develop the nation’s overall water resources
in a sustainable manner. DSİ works under
the aegis of the Ministry of Forestry and
Water Affairs. The General Directorate of
DSİ was established by Law No. 6200 on
December 1953. As a public agency, it
is responsible for four major tasks;
supply water to settlements having communal organization for domestic and industrial use;
take necessary measures to prevent flood hazards from life and property losses;
equip all economically irrigable land with modern irrigation facilities; and
develop technically viable generate hydroelectric energy potential;
In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, DSİ primarily develops dam projects which are
at the centre of the four objectives. Therefore, DSİ is mainly known as a public agency developing
dam projects. It is also an authority responsible for water allocation from surface and groundwater
for single and multiple purposes. The Mission of DSİ is to utilize water resources of Turkey,
safeguard against losses of floods and droughts, and develop land and water resources taking into
account scientific and technical principles, and nation’s
1.1.2. The Vision of State Hydraulic Works
The vision of DSİ is to be a world-wide competent and
accredited agency in water sector especially in;
the development,
protection, and
management of water resources.
To this end, DSİ has been realizing integrated water
resources management in sustainable manner using
innovative technologies and approaches by means of
Research and Development (R&D) studies.
In addition to existing projects, DSİ aims by 2023 year;
to supply additional annual 26 Billion m³ for domestic and industrial usage.
to equip additional 3 million ha agricultural land with irrigation facilities, and
to construct additional 29 400 MW installed capacity of hydroelectric power plant.