Water In Istanbul And Turkey: Past, Present, Future

Location Conference Hall 109, Taşkışla ITÜ Istanbul / Online

Date and time Tuesday 14 March 2023
07:00 - 15:00 (London GMT)
10:00 - 18:00 (Ankara UTC+3)

Speakers Lutgarde Vandeput
Çiğdem Özkan Aygün, Caner İmren, Betül
Martin Crapper, Jim Crow, Maria Monteleone
Akgün İlhan and Ender Peker
Georgios Sachinis
John Wainwright et al.
Jessie Woodbridge et al.
Hayriye Eşbah

Event Summary

This one-day conference will present and discuss the preliminary results of ‘Water in Istanbul: Rising to the Challenge?’, a two-year project funded by the British Academy’s Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Scheme.

The conference draws on the results of a series of participatory workshops with water management professionals in Istanbul, as well as archaeological and engineering investigation into past water usage and management.  It will also incorporate sessions on the Byzantine water infrastructure of Istanbul, as well as water management in other urban and rural areas of Turkey.

The conference – which will feature simultaneous translation in English and Turkish – will take place in person at Istanbul Technical University and online via Zoom. More information, including the schedule and full list of speakers, will be available here as it is confirmed.

Event Speakers

Lutgarde Vandeput

Sustainable Water Infrastructure: Past, Present, Future

Çiğdem Özkan Aygün, Caner İmren, Betül

New Fieldwork on the First Hill and Topkapı

Martin Crapper, Jim Crow, Maria Monteleone

İstanbul Water Past and Present: Archaeology and Hydraulic Modelling

Akgün İlhan and Ender Peker

Current Water Infrastructure in İstanbul: Challenges and Opportunities

Georgios Sachinis

Re-use of Past Practices in Athens

John Wainwright et al.

Fragile Landscapes: Sustainability of Past, Present and Future Water Use in the Konya Basin

Jessie Woodbridge et al.

Water Security in the Agricultural Landscapes of Turkey: Towards Improving the Resilience of Communities and Socio-ecological Systems

Hayriye Eşbah

Rain Water Harvesting in the ITÜ Campus