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Climate change and water resources in Turkey: a review


There is a close link between climate change and water resources owing to the strong relationship between climate and hydrology. Effects of climate change on water availability have potential to impact water supply for domestic, agricultural, industrial, environmental, and hydro-electricity generation purposes in Turkey. Thereby, it is necessary to develop hydro-meteorological impact studies in Turkey to have better understanding of how climate change may affect the regions, in order to enable policy makers to produce efficient adaptation policies. The first step of a hydro-meteorological impact study is to make a comprehensive review of the literature to identify where and how to contribute. This paper aims to provide an extensive review of the literature on climate change effects on hydrometeorology and water resources in Turkey and it proposes to put a light on the future climate change studies in Turkey.

Keywords: climate change, water sources, Turkey

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