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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 24 | Page No.: 3900-3908
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.3900.3908
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Water Resources Management Issues in Turkey and Recommendations

Mehmet Emin Baris and Aybike Ayfer Karadag

The prevailing trends towards rising population, increasing urbanization, spread of more water intensive life styles as well as widespread use of water intensive agriculture sweeping around the world are going to make water resources even scarcer especially in countries like Turkey with scarce water resources and high development and population growth rate, economic and social aspects of water resources become even more important. Turkey, like many countries today, faces challenges in efficiently developing and managing its limited water resources while maintaining water quality and protecting the environment. To add to the challenge, Turkey will need to continue to develop its water resources in order for its economic and social development to keep pace with its rapidly growing and urbanizing population. This article deals with water resources management problems in Turkey and provides recommendations on water resources management issues at the country level. Its objectives are to summarize key water resources management issues to review institutional and legal framework and to provide suggestions for effective water resources management in Turkey.
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How to cite this article:

Mehmet Emin Baris and Aybike Ayfer Karadag, 2007. Water Resources Management Issues in Turkey and Recommendations. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 3900-3908.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.3900.3908






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