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Stakeholder Meeting in the Izmit Bay Catchment

GIT organized a meeting with the stakeholders on 15th June 2011 with the support of the
Kocaeli Chamber of Industry. The main aim of the meeting was to disseminate the
project and building of strong local networks and interact with each other.
Participants were from Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of Environment and Forestry,
Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry,
Kocaeli Water and Sewerage Administration, The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey - Marmara Research Centre - Institute of Environment, Turkish
Petroleum Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS), Ford Automotive Industry.
The questionnaires translated into Turkish were filled out by the participants. After themeeting, the project team was acquainted with stakeholders’ knowledge on water usesand rivalries.

In the frame of this meeting, an opening talk was given by the Chairman of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry. This was followed by a presentation on the Department of Environmental Engineering of GIT. The significance of EU projects for Turkey was also introduced. Then, the CLIMB project and the activities carried out by GIT were presented. Finally, project dissemination activities were shown. In the second part of the meeting, the opinions of stakeholders about the project were taken. This was followed by voting of the climate change scenarios and filling out the questionnaire forms. Please find below the links to the local newspapers about the stakeholder meeting (in Turkish).





http://www.kocaelihaberci.com/sss/40-ekonomi/2073-gyte-ksoda-avrupa-birlii-climbprojesi- paydatoplantsn-yapt.html



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Reducing Uncertainty and Quantifying Risk through an Integrated Monitoring and Modeling System
A 7th Framework Programme Collaborative Research Project
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