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Dr. Canan Acar: Türkiye should change the agricultural irrigation system so as to reduce water loss and leakage

The threat of drought is increasing day by day and Türkiye is no exception. Associate Professor Dr. Canan Acar, from the University of Twente of the Netherlands, has highlights that Türkiye consumes 60 billion cubic metres of water annually. She suggests that by changing the agricultural irrigation system and reducing water loss and leakage, it is possible to save 38 billion cubic metres of water each year. Dr. Acar emphasizes that the current inefficient use of water results in a significant amount being lost, rather than consumed.

Dr. Canan Acar

“The ongoing drought in Türkiye is having a significant impact on the country’s electricity supply. With below-average precipitation and decreasing dam waters, the country is facing its worst drought problem in recent years. Last year’s data reveals that Türkiye consumes 60 billion cubic metres of water annually. This consumption is growing, especially in personal and industrial areas, due to inefficient water use,” Dr. Acar says.

Experts stress that individuals indirectly consume 7,000 litres of water per day. They advise citizens to save water and offer various alternatives for producers to reduce annual water consumption by half. Türkiye is ranked 14th in the world in terms of water consumption, with agriculture and livestock being the biggest users.

In conclusion, as she explains, Türkiye is grappling with a severe drought problem, resulting in a decrease in dam waters and a strain on the electricity supply. Changing the agricultural irrigation system and reducing water loss and leakage could save 38 billion cubic metres of water annually.

“It is crucial to address the issue of inefficient water use, as consumption is soaring in both personal and industrial areas. The public is urged to save water in various ways and producers are encouraged to explore alternatives to reduce their water usage. Türkiye’s rank as the 14th largest consumer of water globally highlights the importance of taking action to preserve this dwindling resource,” she adds…

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