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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INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TRANSBOUNDARY WATERS (ULUSLAR ARASI HUKUK VE SINIR AŞAN SULAR)
Legal Analysis and Commentaries
1. The Law of International Water Resources: Some Declarations and Resolutions adopted by Internatinal Legal Institutions forming Customary Law General Principles on Doctrine on the Use of International Water Resources
2. Patterns of Cooperation in International Water Law: Principles and Institutions
3. The Evolution of the Law of Transboundary Rivers
4. Treaties as Instruments for Managing Internationally-Shared Water Resources: Restricted Sovereignty vs Community of Property
5. Designing the Legal Structures of Water Management Needed to Fulfill the İsraeli- Palestine Declaration of Principles
6. Water in the Jordan Valley the Potantial and Limits of Law
7. The Two Rivers and the Land Between Mesopotamia and the International Law of Transboundary Waters
8. Colective Action in the Utilization of Shared Freshwater : The Chalenges of International Water Resources Law
9. International Organizations and the Holistic Approach to Water Problems
10. Introduction and Overview on the International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses
11. International Law Commission's Draft Artıcles on the Law of International Water Courses: Principles and Planned Measures
12. "General Principles" and "Planned Measures" Provisions in the International Law Commission Draft Artıcles on the Non-Navigational Watercourses: Mexican Point of View
13. Protection and Preservation in International Watercourses
14. The Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: Draft Artıcles on Protection and Preservation; Harmful Conditions and Emergency Situations and Protection of Water Installations
15. Observations on the International Law Commission's Draft Rules on the Non- Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: " Management and Domestic Remedies"
16. Expriences in the Development and Management of International River and Lake Basins UN Natural Resources/ Water Series No. 10, UN New York 1983
17. River and Lake Basin Development, UN Natural Resources Water Series No. 20
18. Current Developments and Trends in the Law and Administration of Water Resources -- A Comparative State- of The Art Appraisal
19. Transboundary Harm: The International Law Commission's Study of " International Lıability"
20. Management of International Water Resources:Instıtutional and Legal Aspects
21. Institutional Issues in the Management of International River Basins: Financial and Contractual Considerations
22. The Political Context of Conflict and Cooperation Over International River Basins
23. Legal Dimentions of International Watercourse (Sınıraşan Suların Hukuksal Boyutları)
24. Uluslararası suyollarının ulaşım-dışı kullanımlarına yönelik kurallar


UN Treaties on Transboundary Rivers
25. Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses
26. Uluslar arası Su Yollarının Ulaşım Dışı Amaçlarla Kullanımlarına İlişkin Sözleşme (Türkçe Gayri Resmi Tercüme)
27. Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercources and International Lakes: done at Helsinki, on March 1992


Selected Bibliography on Environment Protection Conventions
28. Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo, 1991)- the "Transboundary EIA Convention"done at Espoo (Finland) on 25 February 1991
29. Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: done at Aarhus, Denmark, on 25 June 1998
30. Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR)-Entered into force on March,1998
31. Esbjerg Declaration (7-8 December 1993)
32. Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar, 2.2.1971)
33. Özellikle Sukuşları Yaşama Ortamı Olararak Uluslararası Öneme Sahip Sulak Alanlar Hakkında Sözleşme


Historical Legal Analysis and Commentary for Transboundary Rivers
34. Madrid Declaration
35. Milletlerarası Kamu Hukuku- 3. Kısım Kamu Alanı (Fransızca'dan Tercüme: Droit International Public, TITRE III: LE DOMAINE)


International Practice of Ground Water Use
36. International Groundwater Law
37. Legal Aspects of Ground Water Utilization
38. Transboundary Groundwaters: The Bellagio Draft Treaty
39. Ixpata Draft Agreement Relating to the Use of Transboundary Groundwaters