Nowadays water is a basic need in national development, as well as, being of vital importance for human life, health and ecosystems. Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly prominent and widespread problem; water quality is deteriorating rapidly in almost every country. This causes a chain of problems from a social and economic perspective. Using our natural resources while protecting them, ensuring sustainable development, adjusting the protection –usage balance according to national socio-economic conditions is very important, and very difficult. All of these elements can only be evaluated in the context of sustainable water management.
Current approach to water sources management is to “integrate” resource management at basin level with other natural resources. Environmentally compatible and integrated water management as the main driving force for the foremost sectors of socio-economic development such as energy, agriculture, health and environment sectors is the main component of sustainable development. Efficient use of water resources as natural renewal process based on the needs of future generations is of utmost importance.
Groundwater and land are natural resources which are always at risk of contamination due to human activities and natural causes. In particular, unplanned use of water and above ground impact soil quality, groundwater quality and quantity. Contamination due to such activities groundwater and soil is very difficult and expensive to remediate if not impossible. In sustainable management of land and water resources, planning with these resources in mind will result in more efficient and long term exploitation.
Areas of Work
- Water Resources Management (Groundwater and Surface Water)
- Associating soil pollution and water resources