IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING SYSTEM IN TÜRKİYE: LESSONS-LEARNT FROM MUCILAGE EVENT IN THE SEA OF MARMARA

Asude Hanedar, Yalcın Gunes, Edip Avsar, Aysegul Tanik, Nebiye Musaoglu, Mehmet Emin Pasaoglu*, Erdem Gorgun, Pınar Ece, Hasan Ayaz, Baris Ecevit Akgun, Haluk Sahin Yazgi, Mehrali Ecer, Mehmet Emin Birpinar

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Abstract

Facing and experiencing the recent mucilage event in the Sea of Marmara-Türkiye in 2021 urged the local and state officers together with the related authorities to strengthen and improve the existing environmental auditing system. It is well-known that high pollution loads discharged to the receiving sea environment through land-based sources of point and diffuse loads accelerated the formation of mucilage in line with the warming of the sea surface as a consequence of climate change. In this regard changes, revisions, and particularly sector-specific activities were funded through a project established by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change (MoEU) and carried out by a group of academics and MoEU technical specialists. As such, the auding system has been thoroughly improved to prevent further deterioration of the Sea of Marmara surrounded by 7 metropolitan provinces of the country. This study is on the lessons-learnt during the renewal attempts of the auditing system with the aim of benefiting from the recent applications of the other developing and/or regional countries suffering from coastal pollution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-495
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Engineering and Management Journal
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

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Keywords

  • environmental audit
  • mucilage event
  • risk assessment
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Türkiye

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