Water Allocation Expert (EU WFD Implementation)

Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
10+ Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Project title: Technical assistance on preparation of river basin management plans for 6 basins - Turkey

Brief description of the project:

Overall objective

The overall objective of the project is to achieve good water status through implementing the EU WFD (2000/60/EC) and the related daughter directives.


The purpose of the project is strengthening Turkey’s capacity for the preparation of River Basin Management Plans in accordance with the WFD planned to be prepared for all basins by the end of 2023 which is stated as one of the closing benchmarks of the Environment and Climate Change Chapter.

Results to be achieved by the Contractor

  • The main results to attain the Project objectives are:
  • Progress was made on the fulfilment the closing benchmark of Environment and Climate Change Chapter through preparation of 6 RBMPs.
  • Meeting water demand equitably for each sector was ensured by the preparation of 6 SWAPs based on sharing the benefits of water use rather than on sharing the water itself in 6 basins considering the effects of climate change and drought analysis.
  • Legislation for strengthening the current institutional structure to apply the requirements of Basin Sectoral Water Allocation Plans was prepared.
  • Institutional and public capacity was improved.
  • Determination of Environmental and Health Impacts of the Implementation of Environmental Quality Standards in Doğu Akdeniz Basin.

Expert’s profile:

Key expert 3: Water Allocation Expert

The Water Allocation Expert, the key full time expert, should have a solid background in projects related to the implementation of the water allocation requirements for quality, quantity and economic aspects. The expert will be responsible for preparation of water allocation plans of 6 basins taking into consideration of WFD. The expert will also be in charge of ensuring the integration and consistency of economic analysis, modelling, water budget and water quality, etc. to be conducted both under RBMPs and SWAPs.

Commencement date of the project: 1 February 2021 (tentatively)

Duration of the assignment: 42 months


Qualifications and skills:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in hydrology engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering or engineering in the water resources fields or equivalent;
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in water resources and/or environment and natural resources planning and management.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in an EU Member State and/or candidate country related in water allocation strategy, mechanism, planning and/or implementation at basin/sub-basin scale;
  • At least 1 project experience in the preparation on water allocation strategy, mechanism, or planning at basin/sub-basin scale in an EU Member State.