The agricultural perspective on water conservation in Turkey


Ertek A., Yilmaz H.

AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, vol.143, pp.151-158, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.agwat.2014.07.009
  • Journal Name: AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-158
  • Keywords: Water conservation, Drip irrigation, Water-saving irrigation, Water use efficiency, IRRIGATION, NITROGEN

Abstract

This study focused on the effects of agricultural practices on water conservation in Turkey. Currently, about 75% of Turkey's available water resources are used for agricultural purposes. In this study, possible solutions for water shortage were analyzed in the light of the research and statistics studies conducted on agricultural irrigation in Turkey and the world.