Dr. Mehmet NECDET

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I was born in Nicosia on 9th of November,1963..
I graduated in Çukurova University in 1985 and I did M.Sc. thesis about the manganese occurences in Karpaz Peninsula in 1988..
I have been working in Geology and Mines Dept. since 1993. I am the head of groundwater division in this Department.
I did Ph.D study on Gypsum Deposits of the Northern Cyprus at Çukurova University between the years of 1994 – 2002.

Abroad Visits:
“Water Managers study Tour” in 1998 which was organized as a bicommunal site visits in USA by USGS . Types of different water management practice were investigated during this visit.
Fulbright Scholar in 1999 for the University of California Davis on Groundwater Management and GIS Orientation studies.
Project Preparation Visit to USGS Headquarters for the seismicity of greater Nicosia area in Reston Virginia ( 2001).
Statistical Courses in Madrid and Amsterdam for 2001 and 2002 for ENVIS Project by USGS for the International Water Resources Programme.

Participation into the Projects:
Swelling Clays : A Continuous Threat to the Built Environment in Cyprus..(Field Geologist)..( 2001 – 2004)
The Seismicity of Greater Nicosia Area ( Field Geologist)
Geological Heritage of Cyprus ( 2003-2004) ( Advisor)
Sustainable Use of Abandoned Mines and Quarries in Cyprus ( 2008 – 2010) (Field Geologist)
EU Water Projects by Grontmij since 2009.

Professional Membership:
I am the member of the Mining,Metallurgical and Geological Engineers under Union of the Turkish Cypriot Chambers of Engineers and Architects..I am an executive member of the Board of the Chamber..
Member at the Environmental Impact Assessment reports evaluation committee under Environmental Protection Department.

Participation to the Congress and Conferences by Paper:

  • “1st Symposium on Crushstone” joint congress by the Chambers of Mining and Geological Engineers of İstanbul branches (1996)
  • “The Water Problems in Mediterranean Countries” in 1997 by Neareast University.”
  • “1st Water Congress in İstanbul” joint congress by the Geological Chamber of İstanbul and Bakırköy Municipality of İstanbul (1997).
  • “The 5th Symposium of Eastern Mediterranean Geology” 2004.