Water Resources in Turkey: Availability, Use, and Management [chapter]

Erol H. Cakmak
1997 Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management  
Turkey is classified as a relatively water-abundant country with an average of 3,900 cubic meters per person per year availability of potential water resources. The potential cannot be fully developed, and the availability is not evenly distributed in time and space. Usable potential is 1,830 cubic meters per person per year, and 30 percent of this potential was consumed in 1993. The share of the agricultural sector in total consumption is around 75 percent. Lack of welldefined property rights
more » ... ed property rights and centralized supply management hinder the efficient use of already developed water resources. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: SOME BASIC INDICATORS ON THE TURKISH ECONOMY Turkey is considered to be a country relatively well-endowed in water resources. Per capita availability of potential water resources is 3,900 D. D. Parker et al. (eds.), Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management
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