Offer TitleNo Lake No Burdur
Organisation NameBurdur Municipality
Family NameKonak
First NameTulay
Accademic TitleWHO Healthy Cities Project Coordinator
Department / SectionWHO Healthy Cities Project Office
Link to 'research gate' or equivalenthttps://drive.google.com/file/d/13a2bBEgZAXiwc74arXArtWvg8RCccuX0/view
Keywordswater consumption climate adaption resources pollution protect and promote
DescriptionBurdur Municipality is the local government in the Mediterranean Region. It works for the people of Burdur to live in a healthy city. The municipality primarily includes urban infrastructure such as zoning, water and sewerage, transportation; environment and environmental health, sanitation and solid waste; police, fire, emergency, rescue and ambulance; city ​​traffic; burial and cemeteries; afforestation, parks and green spaces; housing; culture and arts, tourism and promotion, youth and sports; social work and assistance, marriage, vocational and skill acquisition; It provides or has had it made services for the development of economy and trade. We currently have an advanced biological treatment plant, a drinking water treatment plant and a solid waste disposal and biogas plant.
Project DescriptionBurdur lake itself is 4 km from the city center. It is the seventh biggest lake and third biggest salty lake of Turkey. It is one of the 305 Key Biodiversity Areas in Turkey. “Key Biodiversity Area” is a term given to areas that have a special importance for the continuation of species. The lake is home to 85 bird species and is a protected area for several endangered bird species. It is also an internationally important marshy land. Burdur killifish (Aphanius sureyanus) lives exclusively in Lake Burdur across the world. Until recently, Lake Burdur was the wintering location of 70 per cent of the endangered white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala). Lake Burdur has lost one-third of its water in the last 35 years and 80 percent of the sources feeding its waters in the last 10 years. Our aim is to purify the lake water from pollution, to increase the entrance waters to the lake and to reveal the wrong water policy etc. We plan to do this with feasibility studies to clean the water in the house, to train the farmers, to collect rainwater in pools and to determine the water capacity.
Opportunities for NetworkingThe European Solidarity Corps program has received a quality certificate and aims to provide services to young people and to benefit them from international opportunities. In addition, by taking part in national and international platforms, it ensures that the concept of world citizenship is adopted within the organization. It is a member of the WHO Healthy Cities Association.