Özden Bilen is familiar with the spheres of water policymaking and academia. He was assigned to the Director General of Sate Hydraulic Works (DSİ) in 1993 after holding several offices in the same organization and retired in 1995.

This website includes selected bibliographic list of books, articles, reports related to hydropolitics, water resources development & management which are a part of his private library. Water Resources Archive was classified according to the different subject areas. The purpose of the website is to provide a quick reference to particularly on the subject of “trans-boundary waters” for young scholars and those concerned. Most of his personal publications and presentations could be reached online.

An autobiographical essay covering his childhood, university and career years was posted on the website as e-book format.

All the content of Özden Bilen's books and articles could be used, provided you indicate the source.
 
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TRANSBOUNDARY WATER ISSUES FOR PARTICULAR RIVERS (BAZI NEHİRLERDE SINIRAŞAN SU SORUNLARI)
UN. Register of International River Basins: Report of Secretary-General
UNEP. Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements


NORTH AMERICA
Colorado and Rio Grande Basins / USA–MEXICO

Colorado Basin Map
Colorado Nehri Havzası (DOC)
Colorado1. New Courses for the Colorado River: Major Issues for the Next Century
Colorado2. Killing the Hidden Waters : The Slow Destruction of Water Resources in the American Southwest
Colorado3. The Colorado: A River Drained Dry
Colorado4. State Influence in Foreign Policymaking: Water Related Environmental Disputes Along the United States-Mexico Border
Colorado5. Implementation Strategies for Salinity Control Projects in the Colorado River Basin
Colorado6. Colorado River Salininity Program
Colorado7. Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS)-Executive Summary and Colorado River Decision Support System (CRDSS)
Colorado8. Colorado River Water Quality Improvement and Colorado River Simulation System Model (CRSS)
Colorado9. Permenant and Definitive Solution to the International Problem of the Salininity of the Colorado River/International Boundary and Water Commission, US and Mexico (Minute No. 242)
Colorado10. Border Sanitation Problems: Minute no.261of International Boundary and water Commission, United States and Mexico, Entered into force, October 2, 1979.pp. 5100-5103
Colorado11. Recommendations for Solution of the New River Border Sanitation Problem: Minute no. 264 of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
Colorado12. Arizona v.California, Supreme Court of the United States
Colorado13. Utilization of Waters of Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, Entered into force November 8,1945, Proclaimed by the President of the United States November 27,1945
Colorado14. Transboundary Water Resource Management in Arid Lands: Lessons from the United States-Mexico
Rio Grande1/15. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbour's Water: The Rio Grande Basin Regulatory Experience
Rio Grande2/16. Rectification of the Rio Grande- Convention Between The United States of America and Mexico and Exchange of Notes
Rio Grande3/17. Utilization of Boundary Waters: Construction of Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande River
Rio Grande4/18. Convention Between the United States and Mexico: Equitable Distribution of the Waters of the Rio Grande
General1/19. Digest of International Law (Volume 15)
General2/20. Digest of International Law (Volume 3)
General3/21. International Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Course Book
General4/22. Water Politics / Continutiy and Change
General5/23. California Water Plan-Update


Columbia Basin / U.S.A.–CANADA (Treaties and Issue Reports)

Columbia River Basin Clickable Map
http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/report/colmap.htm
Columbia1. The Story of the Columbia Basin Project
Columbia2. Data on the Columbia Basin Project
Columbia3. What Makes the Columbia River Basin Unique and How We Benefit
Columbia4. Treaty Between The United States of America and Canada Relating to Cooperative Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin
Columbia5. The Columbia River Treaty–Where Do We go From Here?
Columbia6. Preconditions to Cooperation in Canada–United States Boundry Waters
Columbia7. The Management of Canada–U.S. Boundary Waters: Retrospect and Prospect
Columbia8. "Getting to Yes" in United States–Canadian Water Disputes
Columbia9. Columbia River Case Study
Columbia10. Legal Aspects of the Use of Systems of International Waters wih Reference to Columbia- Kootenay River System Under Customary International Law and the Treaty of 1909
General11. Arctic Waters: Needs and Options for Canadian-American Cooperation


EUROPEA
Danube River (Issue Reports)
1. Water for Peace in the Danube Basin
2. Transboundary Waters in the Black Sea-Danube Region: Legal and financial implications
3. Lessons from River Basin Management in the World's Most International River-The Danube
4. THE Bös--Nagymaros Project Case / The Czech and Slovak Fedaral Repuplic v. The Republic of Hungary
5. Development of the Slovak-Hungarian Section of the Danube
6. Multipurpose Development of Danube along the Shared Yugoslav-Romanian Sector
7. Eurasia


Transboundary Waters in Iberic Peninsular (SPAIN-PORTUGAL)
1. Downstream Perspectives For Water Resources in International River Basins
2. Effects of Large Dams on Shared Catchment Areas
3. Water Transfers in Spain as a Possible Means of Conflict Resolution
4. The Portuguese-Spanish Convention on Shared River Basins
5. The Luso-Spanish Agreements for the Use of Shared Water Resources: A Model to Others International Hidrographic Basins?
6. No Problems on Rio Duero (Spain)--Rio Douro (Portugal)?
7. Water Demand Management versus Water Supply Policy: the Ebro River Water Transfer
8. WaterTime National Context Report--Spain
9. Drought Occurrence and Last Events in Spanish Transboundary River Basins
10. Sharing the Waters of the Iberian Peninsula
11. A Technical Review of the Spanish National Hydrological Plan (Ebro River out-of-Basin Diversion)
12. Spain: Range of circumstances and region analysis


SOUTH ASIA
Indus Basin and Ganges Basin (Treaties and Issue Reports)
1. Indus Water Treaty: the Negotiating Process
2. Indus Waters Treaty : A History
3. Indus Waters Treaty
4. India's experience in Developing the Indus River Basin Programme
5. River Water Sharing Ideologies and Experiences in India
6. Indus Basin Development
7. The Indus Commission and the Indo-Bangaldesh Joint River Commission
8. The Permanent Indus Commission
9. Water Resources of India
10. Water Resources of Pakistan
11. Sharing of River Waters Among Beneficiary States by Integrated Operation and Management of Bhakra Magal and Beas Projects-Indus Basin
12. Boundary Water Conflict Between India and Pakistan
13. Water, Peace and Conflict Management: The Experience of the Indus and Mekong River Basins
14. Indus River
15. Treaty Between the Government of Republic of India and the Government of Bengladesh on Sharing of the Ganga/Ganges Waters at Farakka : Signed on December 12, 1996.
16. Model Analysis of the Conflict Between Bangaldesh and India over the Ganges Water Resources
17. Water and Populatin Dynamics: Case Studies and Policy Implications, Edited by Alex de Sherbinin and Victoria Dompka, Case Study:Bangladesh, Water Resources and Population Pressures in the Ganges River Basin
18. Conflicts and Cooperation Over Floods in the Himalaya -Ganges Region
19. South Asia: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra


CENTRAL ASIA (Reports on Water Issues)
Aral Sea Basin
1. Cooperation in Shared Water Resources in Central Asia: Past Experience and Future Challenges
2. Aral Sea Program--Phase 1: World Bank Preparation Mission
3. Central Asia Aral Sea Project
4. The Aral Sea Problem: An Overview and Update
5. Possible Contribution of Japan GIF to Irrigation Management Problems in the Aral Sea Basin
6. The Problem of the Aral Sea in the Light of New Geopolitical Policy
7. Planned Mega Water Resources Developments in Nepal


SOUTH ASIA and CHINE - Mekong Basin
1. Mekong River Basin Clickable Map
2. Agreement on the Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin: 5 April 1995
3. Outline of the Mekong River From Tibetian Mountains to Mekong Delta
4. Chine in the Mekong River Basin: The Regional Security Implications of Resource Development on the Lancang Jiang
5. Hydrologic Impacts of Chine's Upper Mekong Dams on the Lower Mekong River
6. Regional Economic Integration Through Improved Mekong Navigation
7. Evaluation of the EIA for the Proposed Upper Navigation Improvement Project: Report Prepared for the Mekong River Commission-Environment Program
8. Recommended Aids to Navigation Systems on the Greater Mekong River
9. Chinese visions for Lancang--Mekong Navigation
10. Integrated Water Resources Management-Case Mekong River
11. South-East Asia: the Mekong River


SOUTH ASIA and CHINE - Yangtze River
1. Three Gorges Project: Key to Development of the Yangtze River
2. Three Gorges : What Future Benefit for Chine
3. Sanxia (Three Gorges/ Üç Bogaz Barajı, Hidroelektrik Santralı, Gemi Geçidi