Dr. Vakur Sumer is a faculty member at Department of International Relations, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. Sumer has received his Ph.D. on International Relations, from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Global Research Institute at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and as a visiting scholar at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California-Davis, CA, USA. He has been a researcher at Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany in 2012. Sumer has published articles in journals such as Water International and Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. He has recently co-edited a volume, Sustainable Water use and Management, to be published by Springer in December 2014; along with a forthcoming book from I.B. Tauris: Water and Politics in Turkey: Structural Change and EU Accession. He also has attended a number of international and national academic conferences. His areas of expertise include water issues, transboundary rivers, environmental politics, and Turkey’s accession to the European Union. Sumer is a member of ISA (International Studies Association), Environmental Studies Section of ISA, and the International Water Association (IWA).