Konya Basin Agriculture-Environment Relationships and Sustainability

Topak, Ramazan and Acar, Bilal (2010) Konya Basin Agriculture-Environment Relationships and Sustainability. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Soil and water resources have to be used efficiently due to the having agricultural potential in Konya Basin. In this study, soil and water potential of Konya Basin, its use in agriculture and problems resulted from the agriculture and sustainability were analyzed with detail. Nowadays in such basin, some problems have observed about the sustainable agriculture, water resources and environmental sustainability issues. The reason is excess water uses in agriculture. Agriculture performed in the present form has led to the excess water uses in agriculture. The most important cause of excess water use is increase of the planting areas of highly water consumption crops and adding highly water consumption new crops to the crop pattern. In this study, it has estimated that irrigation areas in basin have increased by unplanned and senseless, available water potential of basin is insufficient for these areas and unavailable ground water potential of 1.4 billion m3 has extracted. In the other word, for irrigation areas, usable water resources are not enough. To solve the problems related to water and sustainable water resources; excess water uses from the basin resources should be stopped and only consumable water potential must be used. In addition, use of waste water and drainage water, developing crop varieties resisted to the drought and salinity conditions, establishment of new irrigation techniques and use of irrigation technologies that are highly efficient are necessarily prerequisite.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural Production, Water Use, Irrigation-Environment Relationships, Sustainability, Konya Basin.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 13:06
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:39
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/388

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