The effects and impacts of the Southeastern Anatolian Development project
by Yilmaz, Mustafa, M.A., STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 2012, 174 pages; 1516490

Abstract:

Southeastern Anatolian Development project (GAP) was designed as a useful development project for the Southeastern Anatolian Region which is historically underdeveloped region in Turkey. However, such large dam projects have strong oppositions because they bring unintended social, economic and environmental problems.

This study explores the question of whether or not these dams brought capital to the area and created hydropower, as well as their effects on Mechanization, Industrialization and food security. This research analyzes the extent to which the dams caused an increase or decrease in the population of irrigation and reservoir areas, the reservoirs' effects on the available water resources. The project has caused environmental degradation for the associated reservoir and irrigation areas. It has led to dissatisfaction among the residents of the reservoir area but has garnered approval from the residents in the irrigated area. There are limited signs of potential future health problems in the irrigation area.

 
AdviserMark A. Blumler
SchoolSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON
SourceMAI/ 51-02M(E), Sep 2012
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsEnvironmental economics; Land use planning; Water resources management
Publication Number1516490
Adobe PDF Access the complete dissertation:
 

» Find an electronic copy at your library.
  Use the link below to access a full citation record of this graduate work:
  http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl%3furl_ver=Z39.88-2004%26res_dat=xri:pqdiss%26rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation%26rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:1516490
  If your library subscribes to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database, you may be entitled to a free electronic version of this graduate work. If not, you will have the option to purchase one, and access a 24 page preview for free (if available).

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With over 2.3 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

The database includes citations of graduate works ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Of the 2.3 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 1.9 million in full text formats. Of those, over 860,000 are available in PDF format. More than 60,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - http://www.proquest.com - or call ProQuest Hotline Customer Support at 1-800-521-3042.