Dr. İ. Haluk Çeribaşı

Dr. İ. Haluk Çeribaşı 
 
Interest Areas
Environmental Management
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Cumulative and Strategic Impact Assessment
Environmental Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis
Biosorption of Heavy Metals
Project Management
E-mail: ceribasi {at} metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90-312-447-7122  Fax: +90-312-447-6988

Education

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2000
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, 1994
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey, 1992

Interest Areas

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Cumulative and Strategic Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Biosorption of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewaters
  • Project Management

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Chamber of Environmental Engineers
  • Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MUDEK)

Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1993-1994.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scholarship for Masters Studies, 1993-1994.

Positions Held

Academic Positions Held

  • 2001-to date:  Part time Instructor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Non-Academic Positions Held

  • 1994-to date: Managing Partner, ENCON Environmental Consultancy Co.

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate

  • Environmental Management, METU
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, METU

Workshops and Short Courses

  • World Bank Safeguards Training and Workshop, March 2010, Ankara, Turkey
  • International Environmental Impact Assessment Congress, CEIA Workshop, November 2013, Istanbul

Publications

Publications in Refereed International Journals

  • Çeribaşı, İ. H., Yetiş, Ü. Biosorption of Ni(II) and Pb(II) by Phanerochaete chrysosporium from a binary metal system – Kinetics. Water SA, Vol. 27, No: 1, 15-20, 2001.
  • Tekin H., Bilkay O., Ataberk Ş. Ş., Balta, H. T., Çeribaşı İ. H., Sanin F. D., Dilek F. B., Yetiş Ü.  Use of Fenton oxidation to improve the biodegradability of a pharmaceutical wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials, B. 136, 258-265, 2006.

Conference Proceedings

  • Tekin H., Gülkaya İ, Bilkay O, Ataberk Ş.Ş., Balta T., Çeribaşı İ.H., Yetiş Ü. Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewaters by Fenton's Oxidation Followed by Activated Sludge: A Case  Study. Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2002 - 75th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Conference Proceedings, 2002.
  • Ataberk Ş. Ş., Meldrim J.W., Tekin H., Çeribaşı İ. H., Balta T., Saunders P. Case Study: Aslancık Hydroelectric Project, Giresun, Turkey, Minimum Flow Study for the Maintenance of Water Quality and Biological Resources. Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2002 - 75th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Conference Proceedings, 2002.
  • Çeribaşı, İ. H., Liebman J. C. Environmental Systems and Environmental Cost Benefit Analysis. University of Illinois Environmental Engineering and Science Symposium, Symposium Proceedings, 1994.

Published Reports

  • Sample Guidelines: Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment for Hydropower Projects in Turkey, Çeribaşı, İ. H., Kaya, E. and Arıkan, E., ESMAP, December 2012.
  • Numerous environmental assessment and management reports, resettlement planning reports and public consultation works as well as due diligence reports for various development projects (mainly energy, infrastructure, industry, mining, gas and oil, etc.), including that requires international funding (from World Bank, IFC, EBRD, EU, and ECAs).

Selected Projects

Ongoing

  • Preparation of Environmental Baseline Study (on physical, biological and social environment) and preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report meeting the requirements of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Turkish EIA Regulation including environmental management plan and abbreviated resettlement plan for Gokçekaya Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant Project, Project Manager, 2014-ongoing.
  • Environmental monitoring studies (monitoring of physical environment and terrestrial and aquatic biology) for Tufanbeyli Lignite Powered Thermal Power Plant and Lignite/Coal Mining Project, Project Consultant, 2012-ongoing.
  • Environmental monitoring studies for Samsun Natural Gas Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant, Project Consultant, 2010- ongoing.

Completed

  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plan in compliance with WB Policies and IFC EHS Guidelines and Performance Standards for Poyraz Wind Power Plant and associated electric transmission line, Project Manager, 2015.
  • EU Technical Assistance for Capacity Building on Water Quality Monitoring Project: Technical assistance to strengthen Turkey’s capacity to implement the Water Framework Directive (WFD) through one year pilot implementation of WFD’s surface water monitoring requirements in the Büyük Menderes River Basin, Project Consultant, 2013-2015.
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for İstanbul 3rd Airport Project, Project Coordinator, 2013-2015.
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for Alpaslan II Dam and HEPP Project, Project Coordinator, 2013-2014.
  • Technical Assistance and Supervision Works for the EU funded Doğu Bayazıt Water and Wastewater Project, Project Manager, 2013-2014.
  • Conducting Environmental and Social Due Diligence in the scope of Renewable Energy Integration Project of TEAIS supported by the World Bank, Consultant/Team Leader, 2013.
  • Preparation of environmental management plan and ornithology assessment for Kınık Wind Power Plant in accordance with the World Bank Safeguard Policies, Project Manager, 2013.
  • Preparation of environmental management plan and social management plan for Bandırma II Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant Project, Project Coordinator, 2013.
  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence of Asyaport Port and Terminal Facilities for EBRD and IFC, including preparation of Environmental and Social Action Plans and Public Consultation and Disclosure in Accordance with EBRD and IFC Policies, Auditor/Consultant, 2013.
  • Technical Assistance (preparation of a guideline and advisory note, training, etc.) on environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and cumulative environmental impact assessment (CEIA) concentrating on Hydropower Projects in the scope of the Watershed Management Project of the World Bank and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Consultant, 2012-2013.
  • Preparation of the EIA Report for Kirazlı Gold and Silver Mine Project, Project Consultant, 2012-2013.
  • Preparation of Corporate Environmental Policy, Strategic Assessment and Environmental Management Plans, Occupational and Community Health and Safety Policy, and Emergency Preparedness Policy and Emergency Action Plans for Kuzey Biga Mining Co. operations in Turkey, Project Coordinator, 2012.
  • Project Site Assessment, Prescreening, Environmental and Social Due Diligence Study for a new Combined Cycle Power Plant of OMV, Project Manager, 2011-2012.
  • Supervision works for the EIA and ESIA in NABUCCO Natural Gas Pipeline Project together with Dappolonia, Italy. The work included review of EIA and ESIA reports to facilitate successful completion of these works by FEED engineering groups, Project Consultant, 2011-2012.
  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in compliance with WB/EP/IFC EHS Guidelines and Performance Standards for Tufanbeyli Thermal Power Plant Project, Project Consultant, 2011-2012.
  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence of Keskinoğlu Tavukculuk (Manisa) for EBRD, including preparation of Environmental and Social Action Plans and Public Consultation and Disclosure in Accordance with EBRD Policies, Auditor, 2011.
  • Supervision of the ESIA Report prepared for Gebze-Orhangazi-İzmir Motorway Project, Project Consultant, 2010-2011.
  • Preparation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for Namakhvani Cascade Hydropower Plants Project in line with the requirements of International Finance Institution (IFI) standards (World Bank, IFC, EBRD, ECAs) and Georgian Regulations, Project Consultant, 2010-2011.
  • Developing Environmental, Health, Safety and Labour and Project Emergency Preparedness and Response Policy including Environmental Management Procedures for Otoyol Yatırım ve İşletme A.Ş. specific to the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway Project in compliance with national legislation, IFC General EHS Guidelines and IFC Performance Standards, Team Leader, 2010.
  • Environmental Due Diligence Study for the Upper Mtkvari Hydropower Cascade Project (Project) planned on Mtkvari (Kura) River in Georgia, Project Manager, 2010.
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report of Mtkvari HPP in line with Georgian Legislation and IFC/EBRD requirements, Project Manager, 2009.
  • Technical Assistance to Prepare Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects in Turkey (Central Finance and Contracts Unit with the coordination of Ministry of Environment & Forestry where beneficiaries are 15 municipalities). The EIA reports for these projects have been prepared both in line with Turkish legislation and EC directives, Project Advisor, 2008-2010.
  • Preparation of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Resettlement Implementation Plans (RIP), Environmental Management Plan (EMP) Cultural Heritage Plan (CHP) and Monitoring Reports, for Ilısu Dam and HEPP Project in compliance with international (IFI) standards and requirements, Project Consultant, 2008-2009.
  • Preparation of an EIA for Waste Management Installations in the Northern Part of Cyprus in line with both EU and local environmental requirements and standards. The contracting authority was the European Commission, DG Enlargement, for the benefit of the Turkish Cypriot community and the assignment included technical assistance for capacity building and adoption of the EC EIA and SEA Directives, Team Leader – Environmental Impact Assessment Expert, 2008-2009.
  • Preparation of a cumulative and strategic environmental impact assessment (CEIA and SEA) for the hydropower plants in Ceyhan River Basin and to perform a rapid review of the national planning procedures applied for the hydropower development for European Investment Bank (EIB), Project Coordinator, 2008.
  • Preparation of a CEIA for Kandil Energy Group Projects (Cascade for 4 hydropower plants) including a guidance on CEIA and SEA for the future developments, analysis for the gaps between national framework and status of Kandil Projects and international requirements and suggestions to close these gaps, Project Coordinator, 2008.
  • Preparation of EIA Report for Petrol Ofisi Akdeniz Petroleum Refinery and the associated jetty and port facilities, Project Advisor, 2007.
  • UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services), TRAIN-SEA-COAST / Black Sea Course Development Unit; Developed Course: Nutrient Pollution from Agriculture, Consultant and Editor, 2006-2007.
  • Preparation of EIA Report and EMP of 154 kV Oymapınar-DIM HEPP-Alanya II Energy Transmission Line, Project Consultant, 2006-2007.
  • Technical Assistance to Support Potential Applicants to Small Scale Infrastructure Grant Scheme under the Project Regional Development in TRA2 (Ağrı, Ardahan, Iğdır and Kars), TR72 (Kayseri, Sivas and Yozgat), TR52 (Karaman and Konya) and TRB1 (Bingöl, Elazığ, Malatya and Tunceli) NUTS II Regions including training for EIA and SEA components, Project Consultant and Trainer, 2006.
  • Evaluation of and Recommendations for Environmental Due Diligence in the Privatization Process in Turkey, with an Application to the Thermal Power Generation Industry, World Bank, Consultant, 2006.
  • Preparation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Ilısu Dam and HEPP Project in accordance with the World Bank policies, IFC guidelines and ECA and OECD requirements, Project Consultant, 2005-2007.
  • Preparation of EIA Reports for Bitlis, Kütahya, and Amasya Sanitary Landfill Projects in compliance with EU procedures (Directive 85/337/EEC), Project Manager, 2005-2006.
  • Yusufeli Dam and HEPP Project – Preparation of the EIA, EMP and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) in accordance with the World Bank policies, IFC guidelines and ECA and OECD requirements, Project Coordinator, 2004-2007.
  • EU Project for Establishment of an Environmental Impact Assessment Centre in Turkey: Coordination and Execution of setting the communication and training strategies, facilitation of the future facilitators, preparation of manuals, handbook, guidelines and settlement of an EIA Centre, Project Consultant, 2004-2006.
  • European Union MEDAWARE Project: Development Tools and Guidelines for the Promotion of the Sustainable Urban Wastewater Treatment and re-use in the Agricultural Production in the Mediterranean Countries, Project Engineer, 2004-2006.
  • Preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report for Efemçukuru Gold Mine Project, Project Engineer, 2003-2005.
  • Preparation of an Environmental Implementation Report for Kışladağ Gold Mine Project, Project Engineer, 2003-2004.
  • Environmental, Key Health and Safety Audit and Due Diligence Study of OPET Petroleum Products Facilities, Project Engineer, 2003.
  • Preconstruction Environmental Survey Works for the Works known as Pipeline and Block Valve Station Construction for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project (BTCP Project): Preconstruction environmental studies including physical and biological environments, waste and wastewater management, production of reinstatement method statements, management and monitoring of these works and training of related staff, Project Expert, 2002-2003
  • Sugözü Thermal Power Plant, Design and Engineering of Ash Disposal Area Project, Vice Project Manager, 2002-2003.
  • Bartın Project under Turkey Emergency Flood and Earthquake Recovery (TEFER) Project of the World Bank, Vice Project Manager, 2002.
  • Studies on Mathematical Simulation, Environmental Risk Assessment and revision of the EIA Report for Underground Storage of Natural Gas in North Marmara (TPAO), Project Coordinator, 2001-2002.
  • METAP Institutional Strengthening Project for EIA and SEA in Lebanon, Consultant and Trainer, 2001.
  • DROGSAN Wastewater Treatment Plant Project: Design of wastewater treatment plant for industrial and domestic wastewater of the drug manufacturing facility, conducting treatability studies in METU Environmental Engineering Department, construction of the plant, start-up and operation studies, Team Leader, 2000-2001.
  • Preparation of EIA Report of Yamula Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, Vice Project Manager, 1999-2000.
  • METAP Institutional Strengthening Project on EIA, Consultant, 1999.
  • Preparation of EIA Report of Ermenek Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, Project Coordinator, 1998-1999.
  • Investigation of Wetlands of International Concern from Ecological and Biological Aspects, Sub-Project II of Ministry of Environment and Forestry: Research on physico-chemical, biological and ecological characteristics, of 5 wetlands, namely, Seyfe Lake (Kırşehir), Sultan Marshes and Tuzla Lake (Kayseri) and Seyhan and Ceyhan Deltas (Adana) and as well as socio-economic factors affecting these areas, Project Manager, 1997-1999.
  • Biosorption of Heavy Metals by White-Rot Fungi Research Project: Literature survey, laboratory and data analyses, data evaluation and report writing, TÜBİTAK YDABÇAG-482 Research Project, Researcher, 1997-1998.
  • Preparation of EIA Report of Aslancık Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, Vice Project Manager, 1997-2000.
  • Güvercinlik Asphalt Production Facilities, Wastewater Treatment Plant Project (Ankara): Design of wastewater treatment plant for industrial and domestic wastewater of the asphalt production facility, conducting treatability studies in METU Environmental Engineering Department, construction of the plant and operation for one year, Project Coordinator, 1996-1997.
  • Preparation of EIA Report of Boyabat Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, Project Manager, 1995-1998.