Başak Kılıç Taşeli
Dr. Başak Kiliç Taşeli is a professor in the Environmental Engineering Department at Giresun University, Turkey. She is an expert with 28 years of experience in environmental management, waste prevention, renewable energies, and zero waste. She is an environmental engineer and completed her MSc in soil pollution due to thermal power plants and her PhD in environmental sciences-biodegradation of toxic organic compounds at Middle East Technical University. She teaches graduate-level sustainability courses concerning environment, energy and sustainability; biofuels; biomass conversion systems; biogas production and usage; and sustainable operation of treatment plants. She also teaches undergraduate-level courses covering topics such as water supply; wastewater disposal; environmental and engineering ethics; environmental ecology; sludge treatment; unit operations; and industrial wastewater treatment. She has more than 25 years of experience working in national/international environmental projects on water quality monitoring and conservation of specially protected areas, design and operation of wastewater treatment plants, environmental impact assessment, management plans, carrying capacity, and Turkish Grand National Assembly Research and Investigation Commission Reports on various environmental pollution issues. Dr. Taşeli has excellent knowledge of zero waste, ecological sanitation, and greenhouse gas emissions calculations. Additionally, she has strong knowledge of climate change–greenhouse gas emissions relationships, horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland’s greenhouse gas emission calculations, and wastewater treatment plant’s sustainability and their effect on climate change, as well as strong knowledge of international environmental standards (ISO 14001, EMAS). Finally, she has 10 years of experience working in EU-funded Erasmus + projects as promoter and partner.