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THE PROGRAM OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
WATER: Under the Yoke of Capitalism

22-23rd March 2008

Venue: Yildiz Technical University, Oditorium Hall, ISTANBUL

 

PROVISIONAL  PROGRAMME

 

22nd March, Saturday

09.30 – 10.00         Conference Opening Speeches

 

10.00 – 11.00         Change in point of view in the process of capital accumulation: The Roles of Nation States and Institutions in commercialization of water

 

Moderator: Prof.Dr. Izzettin Onder

 

- Water Crisis: A Fact or Fiction / Tahir Ongur – President of İstanbul Branch of the 

  Chamber for Geology Engineers/TMMOB

 

- Priorities and Urgencies of International Capital: A new definition for the role of

  states paralel to the new laws of commercialization /

 Prof. Mehmet Turkay – Marmara University

 

- The new rolles charged on municipalities by neo liberalism

                David Boys / PSI(international)

 

                Serhat Salihoglu / DISK – Municipality Workers’ Union

 

11.00 – 11.15         Coffee Break

 

11.15 – 12.15         Contınue

                - From Commons to Commodification: Alternative Communities Against New

                  Enclosures Dynamics / Prof.Dr. Fuat Ercan – Marmara University

 

- New form of Privatization: Privatization through Expropriation / Turkey Case /   

  Prof.Dr. Turkel Minibas – İstanbul University

              

- Discussion

 

12.15 – 13.00   Lunch Break

 

13.00 – 13.45         Press Meeting in Besiktas Port Square For World Water Day

 

14.00 – 15.45         Impacts of Water Usage on Water Resources (1)

 

- Water Usage in Mining /

Cetin Uygur–President of DISK- Mining Workers Union

 

- Importance of Water Damms for Construction Companies /                                                                                                    

  Murat Gökdemir - Chamber of Civil Engineering/TMMOB

- Importance of Water For Energy Companies /

Chamber of Electricty  Engineers/TMMOB

 

- Water Basins and Urbanization /

Chamber ofArthitectures/TMMOB   

               

- Water Usage in Machinery and Metal Manufacturing Industry /

  Selcuk Goktas –G.Secretary of DISK–United Metal workers' Union

 

                - Domestic Usage of Water/

   İlknur Birol-Association of the Shelters for People

 

15.45 – 16.00         Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30         Continue (2)

 

             -  Impacts of water privatization on municipality workers /

                Saadet Yegin – Branch President of KESK-MunicipalityEmployee Union

 

- Water in Food Chain / İbrahim Kaya - President of Istanbul Branch of Chamber

   of Food  Engineers / TMMOB

 

             - Irrigation Systems and Water Privatization through Irrigation Associations:

               A Practice From Turkey/ Ahmet Atalık – President of Istanbul Branch of

                    Chamber of  Agricultural Engineering / TMMOB

 

- The Impacts of Water Commercialization over agricultural production

   for livelihood / Abdullah Aysu-The President of Peasants' Federation

 

- The Impacts of Capitalist Transformation in Agricultural Sector over Water

   Usage in Agriculture /

              Shiney Varghese – IATP

 

            - Discussion

 

18.00 – 19.00         Play:Water

 

23rd March, Sunday

 

09.30 – 11.00   - The Impacts of Water Commercialization on Environment and

            Cultural Heritage

 

                       Prof.Dr. Beyza Ustun/Yildiz Technical University

 

                       Eylem Tuncaelli / Chamber of Environmental Engineering/TMMOB

 

                    - The Impacts of Commodification of Water on Public health

                       Dr. Vaide Bilir/TTB Association of Turkish MedicalDoctors

 

                       Arzu Çerkezoglu/President of DISK Revolutionary Health Workers' Union

                                                                 / SES-Health Employees' Union of KESK

                                  

 

                  - Discussion

 

11.00 – 11.15  Coffee Break

 

11.15 – 12.45           WWF / 2009 ISTANBUL

 

         - International Water Institutions and Their Impacts on National Policies /

           Anil Naidoo, Council of Canadians

        

          - What Are the Aims of Opposition Movements?

            Olivier Hoedeman, CEO

 

            Emilio Molinari / Italian Water World Contract Committee

 

          - Discussion

 

12.45 – 14.00         Lunch Break

 

14.00 – 16.00    Struggle Examples from the World

               

         Moderator: Metin Yegin

 

                - Hilda Salazar – Mexico

 

                - Carlos Sosa - Uruguay

 

                - Al-hassan Adam – Ghana

 

                - Renato Di Nicola – Italy

 

                - Oscar Olivera Bolivia, Red-Vida

 

                - Dr.Ertugrul Tanrikulu - A Representative from Edirne City Council for Water     

                                              

16.00 – 16.15     Coffee Break

 

16.15 – 18.00     FORUM: Alternatives to WWF 2009

 

18.00 – 19.00     Documentary Film On Mobilisation Against

                           WWF in Mexico: “Agua Mi Sangre”