Assessment of water quality management in Turkey

Kendirli B., Cakmak B., Gokalp Z.

WATER INTERNATIONAL, vol.30, no.4, pp.446-455, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02508060508691889
  • Title of Journal : WATER INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-455


There has been a noticeable increase in the amount of pollution in water resources in Turkey in recent years. Negative environmental developments, such as industrialization, increasing urbanization, improper pesticide and fertilizer applications in agricultural lands, and the drainage of domestic and industrial wastewater into water resources without any waste treatment applications, cause rapid pollution of both surface and groundwater resources. Therefore, it is necessary to allocate more attention to water resources monitoring and evaluation studies to prevent the pollution of water resources, and to reclaim these resources.