Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) in Turkey: An integrated water resources-based project


International Urban Water Conference, Heverlee, Belgium, 15 - 19 September 2008, pp.663-664 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Heverlee
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.663-664
  • Keywords: Natural and water resources, Southeastern Anatolia Region and Southeastern Anatolia Project, (GAP), Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) focuses on the sustainable development of the land and water resources, as to develop, sustain and increase the production of hydroelectricity and the output of agriculture. Since initiation, the GAP Project underwent several changes, and most importantly, in its course new aspects such as human sustainability and participation, in addition to environmental sustainability, were added. In the following paper, an introduction is given of the GAP Project, including a description of recent developed strategies and resolutions as to guarantee short-, mid- and long-term sustainable development.