Manavgat river water: A limited alternative water resource for domestic use in the Middle East

Gurer Y., Ulger M.

2nd Israeli-Palestinian International Conference on Water for Life in the Middle East, Antalya, Turkey, 01 October 2004, vol.2, pp.175-176 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-69509-7_17
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-176


The water potential of the Mediterranean part of Turkey including the Aegean coastal zone is at a level of mean annual about 8.2 X 10(9) m(3). The size of irrigable land, in this part of the country is about 1.8 x 10(6) ha, and there is very high tourism potential in the region. The main water courses along the Mediterrenean coast of Turkey, from east to west, include the Ceyhan, Seyhan, Goksu, Koprucay, Manavgat, Aksu, and Esencay rivers. All together they have 35 x 10(9) m(3) annual outflow.