Business Monitor International

Turkey Water Report

Published 03 June 2014

  • 56 pages
Turkey Water Report

BMI View: We believe the ongoing drought, the reduction of the water resources, and the rising demand for thermal electricity generation pose serious risks to the Turkish water sector. Moreover, continued regional tensions between Turkey and its neighbours concerning the former's extensive dam construction and the latter ' s calls to slow or even halt construction of many of Turkey's water infrastructure projects will have a long-term impact on the sector.

The water crisis faced by Istanbul in January 2014 has intensified .Tight measures are being considered and it is possible that water rationing might be enforced. We view this event as indicative of two problems - one is the lack of water resources in many areas, despite the fact Turkey has access to water from two of the largest rivers in the region. Turkey consumes more water each year than can be naturally regenerated, which means it relies on heavy rainfall or recycled water. The second issue is the lack of an efficient water management plan and awareness education programme to encourage conservative water consumption habits, among domestic and industrial users. The effects of low tariffs, limited natural resources and wasteful consumption practices plague the country as a whole and can be seen on a smaller scale in Istanbul at present.

This poses serious threats to agriculture yields over the coming summer. Moreover, domestic consumers have been urged to reduce their usage to avoid shortages. Further, the use of wastewater is being advocated for gardens and parks. Although detrimental in the short term, we believe this could have beneficial long-term effects for the country's water sector, as users are encouraged to become more conservative in water consumption.

However, there are additional implications with regards to the threat of rising food and electricity prices, as agricultural yields are down and hydropower generation is declining, which could result in the need for costly electricity imports....

The Turkey Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Turkey.

BMI's Turkey Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Turkey.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Turkey to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Turkish water industry.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Turkey through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2017 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.

Market Overview

Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.

Industry Trends & Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.

Competitive Landscape

Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.

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