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Temporal Analysis of Istanbul Water Reservoir Levels and Suggestions for Solution

Yilmaz, Ferhat; Ulusoy, Ismail; Toros, Huseyin; (2020) Temporal Analysis of Istanbul Water Reservoir Levels and Suggestions for Solution. Journal of Research in Atmospheric Science , 2 (2) pp. 51-55. Green open access

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Abstract

In this study, daily data sets of water reservoir levels in İstanbul since 2005 have been analysed and some suggestions for saving water have been given. When looking at the monthly, seasonally, and yearly reservoirs levels, it is seen that the years of 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2020 were the driest years, and that monthly averages in 2011, 2013, 2019, and 2020 did not increase again throughout the year after the decrease starting from the spring months. It is also seen that the recovery of reservoir levels at the beginning of the year has been delayed up to two months. With the suggestions for saving water, it could be possible to achieve sustainable use of water resources and efficient water usage in drought periods. Especially, during the Covid-19 pandemic, water consumption with the increased hand washing for hygiene could not be associated with the increase and decrease of water consumption with restrictions on workplaces. In addition, it is calculated that daily 150 million litres of water could be saved per day in İstanbul by turning off the taps while soaping hands. With the help of active rainwater usage, and domestic- industrial water usage analyses in the future, efficient and sustainable usage of water resources could be achieved.

Type: Article
Title: Temporal Analysis of Istanbul Water Reservoir Levels and Suggestions for Solution
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://resatmsci.com/index.jsp
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 RESATMSCI. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Water reservoir levels, Istanbul reservoirs, drought, water scarcity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Earth Sciences
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10148666
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