The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources

Zeyneb Kilic


Climate change is one of today's biggest problems and a major concern and continues globally. Due to population growth, the increasing needs and industrial activities of people negatively affect most of the natural resources. Hydrology and water supply system; it is in close contact with industry, agriculture, city and economic areas, and water resources are exposed to the negative effects of climate change. The most important effect of the greenhouse effect and global warming caused by human activities and other reasons is the emergence of imbalances in the ecosystem by making the climate warmer and more variable. The negative effects of global climate change are mostly seen on water resources, agricultural activities, forest areas, sea level, soil characteristics, ecological balance, social life, energy, human health and biodiversity. Studies to examine the effects of climate change on hydrological and water resources have theoretical and realistic meanings. It is important to understand the problems in water resources, disturbances in the ecological balance and the causes of many problems caused by climate change and to know the effects of climate change on the ecosystem in order to solve them. Thus, it will be easier to develop strategies that can combat problems that may arise due to climate change today and in the future. Turkey also between in the risk group country in terms of climate change and its adverse effects. In this study, by analyzing climate change, the causes and effects of climate change, and especially the negative effects of climate change on water resources, solution suggestions are presented in order to eliminate or minimize the negative effects that occur.

Key Words: Climate, Global warming, Climate change, Water resources.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-11-07

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702