Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Billions of individuals worldwide actually need admittance to securely oversaw water and disinfection administrations and virtual handwashing offices at home, which are necessary to forestalling spreading the spread of COVID-19. Prompt activity to improve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for All (WASH) is essential to forestalling disease and containing its spread.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 6, and the intention to guarantee accessibility and reasonable administration of water and sterilization for all. These undertakings and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.

ITU Climate Action Plan


ITU Climate Action Plan

ITU Climate Action Plan started to be prepared as of 2020. Updates are made to the plan every year.

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Thursday Seminar Series “Water and Climate”

ITU Landscape Architecture Department’s Thursday Seminar Series “Water and Climate” is hosting Matthew Bradbury on December 16 at 09:30 o’clock.

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4th IWA Resource Recovery Conference

4th IWA Resource Recovery Conference 2021. 5-8 September 2021, Istanbul, Turkey bring together the scienctists and practicians from all over the world to discuss global best practice, advances in fundamental science, innovative research, successful case studies as well as economic, legislative, and societal opportunities and barriers in relation to resource recovery from water.

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Turkey's first “Great Cavitation Tunnel and Maneuvering Experiment System” (KATMANSİS) with a ceremony held at ITU Faculty of Naval Architecture and Marine Sciences

At the opening ceremony held on Friday, December 17, 2021, President of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, Dean of Shipbuilding and Marine Sciences Prof. Dr. Emin Korkut and TRtest AŞ General Manager Bilal Aktaş made speeches. Students and journalists also showed interest in the ceremony, which had a wide participation.

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Bozkurt Flood: Causes and Outcomes

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) announced the evaluation report on the flood disaster in the Bozkurt district of Kastamonu.

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Sustainability Awareness in ITU

This project help to increase student’s awareness about sustainability and other environmental goals such as SDGs. Individual attempts are not enough.

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Water Conservation Works of ITU

ITU has different projects on conservation of water on and off campus.

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Drinking Water Supply of ITU

ITU supplies free drinking waters in different places of campus. For instance, cafeteria, dining hall and other public places that have free drinking water foundations.

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Sustainable Buildings of İTÜ

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Minimizing water use is one of the main objectives of the new constructions.

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Sustainable Gardening Minimizing Water Use in İTÜ

İTÜ prefers local plants in the landscape which does not require precipitation more than that in Istanbul. A new garden was established on the campus following permaculture principles.

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Promoting Conscious Water Use

İTÜ has a social responsibility project called Tears of Water (Suyun Gözyaşları in Turkish) aims to give free seminars and workshops to primary school students in order to increase the consciousness in water use.

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Studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences

İTÜ has established a Polar Research Center called ITU PolRec. The center has a National Antarctic Science Team which has mission is to conduct intercollegiate and international studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences.

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Solar Decathlon Africa: Zero Energy and Zero Waste Concept

A team has members from İTÜ and named as Bosphorus represented Turkey for the first time in Solar Decathlon Africa Competition. The team started the construction of the ReYard House Project with zero energy and zero waste concept.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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İTÜ Green Campus Project

İTÜ has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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The Campus is a Happy Home for Many

Our university is trying to provide an environment where everyone can smile.

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We are Managing Our Waste

Waste production and recycling is controlled under Turkish Government and İTÜ policies.

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A Game of Climate Change: CAMAPOLI

A climate change, adaptation and mitigation game based in Istanbul

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A sustainable Water Strategy Model: HIDROTURK

Shortly abbreviated as HIDROTURK, the project entitled “Development of Turkey-Specific Hydrology, Water Quality and Ecology Modeling Tools for Sustainable Management of Water Resources” is carried out by İTÜ in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

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İTÜ projected the first Super City of Turkey!

A team from İTÜ designed “zero energy, zero waste and self-sufficient ecological city that produces its own needs” in Eskisehir Kocakır.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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