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Title Turkey's water policy : national frameworks and international cooperation / Aysegul Kibaroglu, Annika Kramer, Waltina Scheumann, editors
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 407 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Trajectories of Turkey's water policy / Waltina Scheumann, Aysegul Kibaroglu, and Annika Kramer -- National framework. Turkey's water policy framework / Aysegul Kibaroglu and Argun Baskan -- Strategic role of water resources for Turkey / Sahnaz Tigrek and Aysegul Kibaroglu -- Challenges for Turkey to implement the EU water framework directive / Vakur Sumer and Cagri Muluk -- Water for energy : hydropower is vital for Turkey / Zekai Sen -- Liberalization of Turkey's hydroelectricity sector / Argun Baskan -- Water for agriculture : a major and inefficient consumer / Sevilay Topcu -- Turkey's plicy for combating water pollution / Gokhan Orhan and Waltina Scheumann -- Environmental impact assessment in Turkish dam planning / Waltina Scheumann [and others] -- NGOs promote integrate river basin management in Turkey : a case-study of the Konya closed basin / Buket Bahar Divrak and Filiz Demirayak -- International cooperation on Turkey's transboundary rivers. The water dimension in Turkish foreign policy / Ilter Turan -- Turkey's water diplomacy : a theoretical discussion / Paul A. Williams -- Turkey's position towards International Water Law / Annika Kramer and Aysegul Kibaroglu -- Meric River basin : transboundary water cooperation at the border between the EU and Turkey / Annika Kramer and Alina Schellig -- Coruh River basin : hydropower development and transboundary cooperation / Axel Klaphake and Waltina Scheumann -- Kura-Aras River basin : burgeoning transboundary water issues / Axel Klaphake and Annika Kramer -- Euphrates-Tigris Rivers system : political rapprochement and transboundary water cooperation / Aysegul Kibaroglu and Waltina Scheumann -- Orontes River basin : downstream challenges and prospects for cooperation / Waltina Scheumann, Illhan Sagsen, and Ece Tereci -- Cooperation on Turkey's transboundary waters : analysis and recommendations / Aysegul Kibaroglu [and others]
Summary Water is a strategic natural resource of vital importance to all nations. As such it has been the cause of several international disputes. For Turkey especially, water is crucial to social and economic development. Turkey's current national water regime that emphasises water resources development and management for productive uses, however, faces growing environmental concerns and international criticism regarding transboundary water cooperation. Furthermore, EU accession requires Turkey to adopt an extensive and ambitious body of EU water law. ¡To understand Turkey's position to international water law, the national policies and socio-economic circumstances that impact water resources management need to be considered. This book fills the existing knowledge gap through a broad perspective and analysis of the current state of Turkey's water policy and its management of both national and transboundary waters. It is a unique undertaking that brings together Turkish and international authors, practitioners and academics, covering all aspects of water management
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Water resources development -- Government policy -- Turkey.
Water-supply -- Government policy -- Turkey.
Form Electronic book
Author Kibaroğlu, Ayșegül.
Kramer, Annika.
Scheumann, Waltina, 1951-
ISBN 1283366533
3642196365 (e-isbn)
9783642196362 (e-isbn)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)