Water supply

The remarkable Aspendos aqueducts draw tourists

The aqueducts in the ancient city of Aspendos, located in the southern province of Antalya's Serik district, have witnessed centuries of history. 

The one-kilometer-long and 15-meter-high aqueducts, which bring water to Aspendos from the mountains, reveal the talent of the engineers who built them. These rare and ancient artifacts are called the lifelines of the city. 

Time now to act on looming water crisis, UN warns

Without reforms, the world will be plunged into a water crisis that could be crippling for hot, dry countries, the United Nations warned March 20.

In an annual report, the U.N. said abuse of water was now so great that on current trends, the world will face a 40-percent "global water deficit" by 2030 -- the gap between demand for water and replenishment of it.

New Hydra desalination unit to serve as blueprint

A new desalination plant opened on Hydra on Monday giving the island access to drinking water at almost a third of the previous price, is set to prompt the government to make it easier for such units to be constructed.

The plant on Hydra is able to process 1,600 cubic meters of water a day. It was built by Greek firm TEMAK, which won a tender to build and run the unit for 12 years.

Minister Eroğlu reassures Istanbul will not have more water shortages

Forestry and Waterworks Minister Veysel Eroğlu assured that there will not be more water shortages in Istanbul, saying although there was lack of rain for about five months, it has been raining enough recently. He added that there are many streams that supply Istanbul’s water.

Minister urges water saving as Istanbul faces drought

The water levels in Istanbul’s dams are lowest of the past decades with threatening the city with a water cuts in the summer. Waterworks minister calls on people to be careful using water at home Istanbul faces a drought and lack of tap water during the summer of 2014, as precipitation was not as high as previous years and only 27 percent of the dams in Istanbul are full.