Water Resources of Turkey
Harmancioglu, Nilgun B., Altinbilek, Dogan
- 出版商: Springer
- 出版日期: 2019-06-24
- 售價: $5,350
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $5,083
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 545
- 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
- ISBN: 3030117286
- ISBN-13: 9783030117283
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.
Prof. Dr. Dogan Altinbilek is an adjunct Professor of Water Resources Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After receiving his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey in 1965, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Since 1970, he has held posts at the Middle East Technical University of Turkey and King Abdulaziz University of Saudi Arabia. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Director General of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), which is the major government agency in Turkey responsible for water resources development, including water supply to large cities. From 2005 to 2009, Prof. Altinbilek was appointed a President of Energy Group at IC Holding, Ankara, Turkey and also as Chairman of the Board of AES-IC Ictas Energy Production Company. Currently, he is a Governor and Vice President of World Water Council (WWC). Prof. Dogan Altinbilek was also the President of International Water Resources Association (IWRA) for the period 2013-2015. He is also an Honorary Member and was President of International Hydropower Association (IHA) for the period 2004-2008.