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If you as a homeowner have a desire to be able to save money on water, then there is no doubt at all that a water saver can certainly be a good solution. A good method for this is of course to use only the amount of water you need - but how is it best done? A good solution for this can undoubtedly be to use a smart and practical water saver .
A water saver works by simply putting it on your faucet - or on the shower head in your bathroom. When this is put on, less water will come out. However, in most cases this will not be something that you pay much attention to. At least not until you discover that using a water saver can help reduce your water costs quite significantly.
So if you want to save a lot of money, then it is definitely a good idea to look around for a water saver that can be used to reduce your costs.
The cistern is a solution, but I'd prefer if we raised awareness to how much water ppl use in different things at home and to not be wasteful about it
the first thing to do is to close all cesme! is water wasting madness
also I think we need to have more deciduous forests.. specially in anatolian area, there are huge hills with literally nothing except some stones..
also we should ban poplar trees we have enough of them
maybe we should have more areas with
olive trees (begin to use not only the olives but also the extreem healthy leaves)
and all in a scale like we have with hazelnut trees in black sea region..
Actually a few start-up companies has offered municipalities some projects about covering top of water canals with solar panels. The feasibility study has shown it was nearly (not quite near but at least in the same magnitude) at the same cost as installing concrete-metal tops, and the electricity generated + amount of water saved would cover investment in less than 5 years.
Turkey to build 150 underground dams to fight drought
Turkey is planning to build up to 150 underground dams as part of the government’s Drought Action Plan, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli has said.
The ministry has devised an action plan to overcome the impact of global warming.
“Water is like a precious material, and Turkey may risk becoming one of the countries experiencing drought in the years to come,” Pakdemirli said.
The government is working on an action plan to be launched in 2021, and the focus will be on building underground dams, the minister told reporters, noting that building underground dams were relatively easier.
“We do not have to deal with expropriation issues when building such facilities, and those dams do not trigger social problems with people living on the construction site. Besides, underground dams prevent vaporization,” Pakdemirli added.
Those dams collect waters running underground at certain location, he furthered.
“We are targeting to build as much as 150 underground dams until 2023,” the minister said.
The action plan will also raise awareness among the public about the importance of saving water, which will constitute the second pillar of the initiative, according to Pakdemirli.
“Every single citizen needs to save water. We should consider water a precious material, just like gold or a piece of jewelry. Today we do not have a serious problem, but the chances of encountering water shortage problems in 20 years from now are increasing,” he said.
Pakdemirli also underlined that Turkey might need to embark on water-saving irrigation methods in the face of the impending threats.
Underwater trickle irrigation systems save up to 30 percent to 40 percent water and help open up drylands to agricultural activities, he said.
The local administrations also need to take action to prevent seepage losses, which in certain districts can reach up to 80 percent, Pakdemirli said, noting that the seepage loss rate is around 37 percent on average across the country.
Turkey is planning to build up to 150 underground dams as part of the government’s Drought Action Plan, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli has said.www.hurriyetdailynews.com
It's going to be very expensive to build underground "dams", I think they mean cisterns right ?
We do have an insane underground cave network many places in Turkey. But the water is probably being led elsewhere after a certain level. Which is why these caves aren't filled up with water to the top.
The cistern is a solution, but I'd prefer if we raised awareness to how much water ppl use in different things at home and to not be wasteful about it.
I'd still plant trees like mad and transport water below the surface to avoid evaporation.
I think what Turkey lacks is easy investment and return on investment solutions, crowdfunding type. E.g. Turkish bank should work together with state on a simple investment and return on investment solution, people should be free to chip in with any currency they like.Actually a few start-up companies has offered municipalities some projects about covering top of water canals with solar panels. The feasibility study has shown it was nearly (not quite near but at least in the same magnitude) at the same cost as installing concrete-metal tops, and the electricity generated + amount of water saved would cover investment in less than 5 years.
It was specifically targeted for southeastern cities, i don't know if there is any progress.
It's going to get worse. Dams might be good for energy and such, but the government hasn't been as diligent on combating the enviromental disaster it brings.
Their precious canal will drain Istanbul water even more. They doing something without consultation with scientists, such result is normal.It's going to get worse. Dams might be good for energy and such, but the government hasn't been as diligent on combating the enviromental disaster it brings.
I can only hope nature will be kinder, but with the rise in temperature doesn't bode well.