BMI View: Although little has occurred over the past quarter with regards to new developments in the water sector, we are taking a moderately less positive view with regards to future developments in the wake of widespread political tensions, domestic unrest and ongoing economic issues which are, in our view, going to not only deter potential investors and shrink the project pipeline, but also impede the completion of current projects. In particular , calls by regional neighbours to slow or even halt construction of many of Turkey's water infrastructure projects will have a long - term impact on the sector.
Turkey's water resources are vast, particularly as it has access to the Euphrates and Tigris. However they are not always efficiently managed, and NASA research has shown that they are experiencing a drastically rapid decline. Currently the region as a whole and these rivers in particular are experiencing the second largest drop in volumes of available water and natural water renewal rates in the world.
This regional shortage is resulting in tensions between Turkey and its neighbours concerning its high water usage. Tensions with Iraq in particular persist, as the countries are unable to reach an equitable agreement concerning the division of the shared river waters. We do not believe that this conflict will cease any time soon, as recent events have indicated. Iraq is mulling the development of US$30mn worth of projects for its water sector, and blames Turkey for consuming more than its fair share of water. This issue has intensified following Turkey's plans to further reduce the volume of water available for Iraq, due to the construction of additional dams. Meanwhile, despite a recent meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Iraq's senior Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in November 2013, to reach some form of understanding concerning the percentage of water each was entitled to, no agreement was reached.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.