Water Resources of Turkey

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
  • Dogan Altinbilek

Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
    Pages 1-9
  3. Unal Ozis, Ahmet Alkan, Yalcin Ozdemir
    Pages 11-59
  4. Dogan Altinbilek, Murat Ali Hatipoglu
    Pages 61-84
  5. Murat Turkes
    Pages 85-125
  6. Hafzullah Aksoy
    Pages 127-158
  7. Hasan Yazicigil, Mehmet Ekmekci
    Pages 159-201
  8. Orhan Uslu
    Pages 203-240
  9. Bülent Selek, Hakan Aksu
    Pages 241-256
  10. Mahmut Cetin
    Pages 257-302
  11. Unal Ozis, Ertugrul Benzeden, Ahmet Alkan
    Pages 303-340
  12. Selmin Burak, Hakan Mat
    Pages 341-398
  13. Unal Ozis, Nilgun B. Harmancioglu, Yalcin Ozdemir
    Pages 399-444
  14. Bülent Selek, Zeliha Selek
    Pages 445-465
  15. Murat Turkes, M. Tufan Turp, Nazan An, Tugba Ozturk, M. Levent Kurnaz
    Pages 467-491
  16. Nilgun B. Harmancioglu, Cem P. Cetinkaya, Filiz Barbaros
    Pages 517-533
  17. Dogan Altinbilek, Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
    Pages 535-540
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 541-545

About this book


This book provides an in-depth description of water resources of Turkey, a country with a unique geographical location, extending from the Mediterranean in Europe to the Middle East. Its varying geography, topography, hydrology, geology and climate are reflected in the diverse characteristics of its water basins. Furthermore, due to its geographical location, Turkey has a significant number of transboundary river basins and has to share its water resources with its neighbors, an issue that can sometimes lead to water conflicts.

Turkey is also an interesting example of a developing country that is attempting to adapt to universal water management strategies while at the same time facing legal, institutional, economic and capacity development problems. It has long remained a water-rich country, but the situation is now changing due to the increasing population, inefficient use of resources, and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.

This book is useful for national and international organizations as well as water resources professionals. It takes on an added significance in the light of climate change in the region, water management problems and transboundary water basins.


World water resources Hydrology of the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern basins Water works Historical water works Transboundary water basins Water resources systems Water management Water quality Climate change estimates Groundwater Water in Turkey water conflict water management in developing countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
    • 1
  • Dogan Altinbilek
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and HydrologyDokuz Eylul UniversityBucaTurkey
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityCankayaTurkey

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