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Atatürk Dam
84.000.000 Ton
Keban Dam
31.000.000 ton
Up to now,
tons of saving has been promised.
WHAT IS THE RISK
DOCUMENTARY SPECIFIC | 25 LITERS

We can protect Turkey’s Water together

By changing simple habits; we can prevent water extinction in near future.

Atatürk Dam
84.000.000 Ton
Keban Dam
31.000.000 ton
Up to now,
tons of saving has been promised.
WHAT IS THE RISK?

Although being a peninsula, Turkey takes place among the WATER STRESS classified countries.

Turkey is located in a “semi-arid” region with extreme temperatures. With 643 mm, the average precipitation of Turkey is quite below the global average.

The amount of water per capita calculated as 1.422 cubic meters in 2015, is calculated as 1.386 cubic meters as of 2017. When the rest of the countries in Europe and in the World were analyzed, Turkey draws the attention as one of the countries suffering from the drinking water per capita.

* TSKB Economic Researches; Can Hakyemez The Falkenmark Indicator Classes
TURKEY’S WATER STATUS

The water consumption rate of Turkey’s household is increasing day by day compared with the total consumption. It is expected that the household consumption share which was 10% in 2016 will rise up, with the increase population, to the level of 16% in 2023.

Turkey’s Water Consumption
  • Industry
  • Household
  • Irrigation
Water scarcity may occur in the basin where you live!

River basins represent significant varieties due to various population and water potentials. The reason of threat of water scarcity in some basins is the population living in that region. However, it is in our hands to turn this upside down by conscious water consumption.

* TSKB Economic Researches; Can Hakyemez

  • Meriç-Ergene
  • 0,76 billion tons
  • 749.510 population
  • 1.014 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • West Black-Sea
  • 5,09 billion tons
  • 1.879.209 population
  • 2.705,93 tons/person/year
  • Water- rich
  • Yeşilırmak
  • 3,1 billion tons
  • 2.721.221 population
  • 1.139,19 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • Marmara
  • 2,84 billion tons
  • 17.608.408 population
  • 161,06 tons/person/year
  • Absolute draught
  • Sakarya
  • 4,03billion tons
  • 7.262.833 population
  • 554,88 tons/person/year
  • Draught
  • East Black-Sea
  • 9,36 billion tons
  • 2.404.480 population
  • 3.892,73 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Susurluk
  • 2,57 billion tons
  • 3.793.746 population
  • 677,43 tons/person/year
  • Draught
  • Kızılırmak
  • 3,95 billion tons
  • 3.715.291 population
  • 1.063,17 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • Çoruh
  • 4,46 billion tons
  • 246.920 population
  • 18.064,15 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • North Aegean
  • 0,88 billion tons
  • 1.112.098 population
  • 791,3 tons/person/year
  • Draught
  • Akarçay
  • 0,31 billion tons
  • 709.015 population
  • 437,23 tons/person/year
  • Absolute draught
  • Aras
  • 3,28 billion tons
  • 584.360 population
  • 5.609,62 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Gediz
  • 0,79 billion tons
  • 1.588.561 population
  • 497,31 tons/person/year
  • Absolute draught
  • Burdur
  • 0,17 billion tons
  • 680.105 population
  • 244,08 tons/person/year
  • Absolute draught
  • Ceyhan
  • 3,81 billion tons
  • 1.609.483 population
  • 2.367,22 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Küçük Menderes
  • 0,46 billion tons
  • 4.168.415 population
  • 109,15 tons/person/year
  • Absolute draught
  • Antalya
  • 7,03 billion tons
  • 3.341.962 population
  • 2.103,55 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Dicle-Fırat
  • 37,48 billion tons
  • 12.646.409 population
  • 2.963,81 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Büyük Menderes
  • 1,7 billion tons
  • 1.346.490 population
  • 1.262,54 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • Konya Kapalı
  • 4,9 billion tons
  • 3.105.368 population
  • 1.577,91 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • Van Lake
  • 1,65 billion tons
  • 1.096.397 population
  • 1.504,93 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • West Mediterranean
  • 3,87 billion tons
  • 908.877 population
  • 4.258 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • East Mediterranean
  • 4,8 billion tons
  • 1.745.221 population
  • 2.747,50 tons/person/year
  • Water-rich
  • Asi
  • 1,18 billion tons
  • 1.533.507 population
  • 769,48 tons/person/year
  • Draught
  • Seyhan
  • 3,55 billion tons
  • 2.183.167 population
  • 1.626,08 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
  • Turkey Average (2015)
  • 112 billion tons
  • 78.741.053 population
  • 1.422,23 tons/person/year
  • Water stress
To download the whole research, click here.
WHO CONSUMES WATER AND HOW MANY?

Sometimes, water has to be transported from various basins in order to supply the first 20 Turkish cities with the highest population. Although Istanbul is the highest consuming city according to its population density, water consumption is not necessarily proportional to population: temperature, usage habits, touristic activities and losses/illegal use rates can be determinant as well.

  • İSTANBUL*
    1.040.000.965 M³
  • ANKARA
    477.687.000 M³
  • İZMİR
    229.309.910 M³

* Istanbul's dam water usage volume includes the waters supplied from the Melen stream and Yeşilçay systems.

  • DAM WATER
  • GROUNDWATER
TURKEY’S WATER RISK MAP

While many freshwater sources in Turkey run short, many of them are threatened by shortage. We can stop this together.

We can stop this together.
Ömerli Barajı %52,64
Terkos (Durusu) Barajı %60,20
Büyükçekmece Barajı %36
Darlık Barajı %45,60
Sazlıdere Barajı %27
Alibey Barajı %41,80
Kazandere Barajı %50,50
Elmalı II Barajı* %37,34
Istrancalar %78,40

(Barajlar depolama kapasitelerine göre büyükten küçüğe sıralanmıştır.)

Yenice-Gönen Barajı

%7,60

İkizcetepeler Barajı

%54,18

Çınarcık Barajı

%13,50

%65,50

Güzelhisar Barajı

17%,80

Balçova Barajı

%22,48

Alaçatı Barajı

%54,10

Ürkmez Barajı
Tahtalı Barajı

%57,80


İkizdere Barajı

%44,98

%24, 02


Akyar Barajı

%43,30

Eğrekkaya Barajı

%18,68

Çamlıdere Barajı

%30,64

Kavşakkaya Barajı
Kurtboğazı Barajı

%54,28

Çubuk II Barajı

%41,16

Kesikköprü Barajı

%92,52

Bağbaşı Barajı

%3,10

%25,52


Altınapa Barajı

%13,78

Çatalan Barajı

%31,24

Berdan Barajı
Kartalkaya Barajı

%18,10

%81,30

Birecik Barajı
Karkamış Barajı

%56

Atatürk Barajı

%40,50

Dicle Barajı

%55,10

%24, 02

Akyar Barajı

%43,30

Eğrekkaya Barajı

%18,68

Çamlıdere Barajı

%30,64

Kavşakkaya Barajı
Kurtboğazı Barajı

%54,28

Çubuk II Barajı

%41,16

Kesikköprü Barajı

%92,52

%25,52


Altınapa Barajı
Ömerli Barajı %52,64
Terkos (Durusu) Barajı %60,20
Büyükçekmece Barajı %36
Darlık Barajı %45,60
Sazlıdere Barajı %27
Alibey Barajı %41,80
Kazandere Barajı %50,50
Elmalı II Barajı* %37,34
Istrancalar %78,40

(Barajlar depolama kapasitelerine göre büyükten küçüğe sıralanmıştır.)

Yenice-Gönen Barajı

%7,60

İkizcetepeler Barajı

%54,18

Çınarcık Barajı

%13,50

%65,50

Güzelhisar Barajı

17%,80

Balçova Barajı

%22,48

Alaçatı Barajı

%54,10

Ürkmez Barajı
Tahtalı Barajı

%57,80


İkizdere Barajı

%44,98

Kartalkaya Barajı

%18,10

%81,30

Birecik Barajı
Karkamış Barajı

%56

Atatürk Barajı

%40,50

Dicle Barajı

%55,10

Bağbaşı Barajı

%3,10

%13,78

Çatalan Barajı

%31,24

Berdan Barajı
THE DANGER AHEAD:
DAY ZERO 25 LITERS

In Cape Town-South Africa, water draught continues with all its severity. In 2018, the allowed quantity given to each per person was only 25 liters! A similar crisis may be confronted in Turkey as well.

SEVERE DROUGHT! START WATER SAVING, EVERY DROP MATTERS!
Water crisis of Cape town has started in 2015. In certain regions, water shortages have begun. In the April of 2018, the “Day Zero” had been expected. By this way, Cape Town has become a candidate for a first major city whose water resources come to the end.
In March 2018, the water spent in the city was halved by the “Day Zero” plan. In June, the amount of water in dams rised to 43%, and the “Day Zero” postpone after being told that it won’t happen in 2019. In September 2018, the amount of water in the dams has reached 70 %.
Water shortages began in the city due to successive droughts and dams being able to hold limited water. The population augmented by 79% in 23 years. In addition, in 23 years, dams and the amount of water in dams increased by only 15% in response to water demand.
In 2018, 37.000 people were out of work due to the drought. 500.000 people fell below the powerty line. Unemployment, inflation and food prices increased. The agriculture sector slumped to $ 1.7 billion loss.
If the “Day Zero” had happened, 1.1 million children would have been dehydrated. Schools would not have been given water. Because of the diseases caused by dehydration, children would have been first to become ill and to lose their lives. People would have quit their jobs and waited for the water in line, and this would have caused trouble in that system.
According to analyses, it is predicted that if the “Day Zero” happens, 300.000 agriculture workers, thousands of people in health, service and food sector will be jobless.
Drought occurred in 2015 and 2018. Rainfalls were very rare in 2015 and 2017 and these rainfalls were evaluated as “extreme events”. These situations in Cape Town were seen as a consequence of 1 degree warming of the Earth. In the next 10 years, Cape Town is expected to get 0.25 degree warmer.
WHAT IS 25 LITERS?
  • A BASIC NEED
    25 liters is the minimum limit stipulated by the World Health Organization in order to provide basic needs.
  • SHOWER
    25 liters is the amount which you consume in the first minute of your shower.
  • TAP
    25 liters is the amount of water which flows away in 2 minutes when we leave the tap open while brushing our teeth.
  • DIRTY DISHES
    25 liters is the amount of water consumed in the first 2 minutes while washing the dishes by hand.
  • CLEANING UP
    25 liters is, in average, 2 buckets of water used for house cleaning.
  • FLUSH
    25 liters is the amount of water consumed while pulling the flush, in average, twice.
  • CAR WASH
    25 liters is just the half of the water consumed while washing a car.
  • FOOD-BEVERAGE
    25 liters is the amount of water used by a family of 4 for daily food and beverages.
  • LAUNDRY
    25 liters is half of the amount of water consumed by a washing machine with 8 kg capacity.
25 liters
=
EVERYTHING HAS A ‘WATER FOOTPRINT’

As a matter of fact, we consume much more water not directly but indirectly. The total volume of water resources used for the production of goods and services is called water foot print. The water footprint is the indicator of water consumption. The water used in the industry is called virtual or hidden water.

To learn the water footprints of certain products used in daily life, please slide.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

The demand of water is increasing in cities based on population growth. In line with the increasing demand; usage, waste and unconscious consumption is increasing as well. It is in our hands to change this.

Do not Rinse your Dishes. Do not rinse your dishes before putting into the dishwasher. By this, you will save 57 liters of water each time.
Wash your Dishes with the Dishwasher, not by hand. If you wash the dishes of a family of 4 by hand you will use 103 liters of water averagely. But a dishwasher does the same job with 9 liters. That means you will save 26 to 40 tons of water a year averagely.
Don not leave the Tap open. If you wash your veggies in a bowl full with water instead of washing by hand you will consume less water. By this method, a family of 4 can save up to 18 tons of water a year.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving. The waste of water caused by leaving the tap open even if the water is not used while brushing teeth or shaving is, in average, 12 tons per person a year. In a family of 4 this amount will be 48 tons averagely.
Take your Showers Quickly. You will spend 60 liters of waters in a shower which take 5 minutes. If each member of the family of 4 will reduce the shower time by 1 minute you will save 18 tons of water.
Do not flush the toilet unnecessarily. Do not use the toilet as a trash bin. If each member of a family of 4 flushes the toilet unnecessarily once a day, 16 tons of water will be wastes a year.
Place a Plastic Bottle into the Flush. Fill a 1.5 liter plastic bottle with water and place it into the flush. Even with such a simple step you can save 1 ton water in a year.
Replace your Showerhead. Purchase the new models of economic showerheads which spray the water much better. So, you can have more pressurized water by less tapping.
Repair the Taps. Ensure that that the taps at home shall not leak. Repair, if necessary. Each tap which leaks a water drop every 1 second wastes 1 ton of water a year.
Prevent Water Leakages. Replace the water pipes at home or in your apartment with new ones or repair them. Old type pipes waste tons of water.
Use your Washing Machine in an Economic Manner. A washing machine uses 176 liters of water at one operation. Even if you use your washing machine one time less you will save 9 tons of water a year.
CALCULATE YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

The average water amount consumed by a person is called the water footprint. By calculating the water footprint you can see what you can do to prevent the water issue which Turkey may confront in 2030.

Su Ayak İzin lt/gün

Your Province

How many times do you take shower in a week?

Average shower time?

How do you wash your laundry?

How many times do you wash your laundry?

How do you wash your dishes?

How many times do you wash dishes a week?

Do you rinse you dishes before putting into the dish washer?

How long do you use the kitchen taps a day?

How many times do you wash your car in a month?

Your monthly kitchen expenses (per household) (TL)

Your weekly red meat consumption (kg)

How many times do you drink coffee? (cup)

With or without sugar?

How many sugar cubes do you put in 1 glass of tea (piece)?

Your monthly clothing expenses (TL)

Your water footprint is lt/day
The average water footprint per person in Turkey is 4425 lt/day
Your water footprint is lt/day
MANIFEST

If we continue to consume like this, Turkey’s water may run out in near future.

If we do not start saving today, we may not have any water to save tomorrow.

Now, it is time to review all of our habits, from shower to dishes.

Today is the day of action. Today and Now. To save the waters of tomorrow.