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Water Quality

  • Orhan Uslu
Chapter
Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 2)

Abstract

Turkey’s present population exceeds 80 million. It has increased six-fold in the last 90 years. Her per capita Gross National Income (GNI) increased more than 25 times in the last 50 years. The associated expansion in production and consumption causes serious pressures on resources and the environment. Based on the latest available, and to some extent reliable data, the present situation of water quality of inland and coastal waters (river, lake, groundwater and marine pollution) in Turkey is discussed in this chapter. The wastewater management schemes and efforts to improve the situation using available treatment and disposal technologies are summarized.

Keywords

Turkey Water quality River basins River pollution Lake pollution Groundwater pollution Marine pollution Wastewater management Wastewater treatment Deep sea discharges Sludge management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orhan Uslu
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  1. 1.Emeritus Professor, Environmental Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey

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