The Euphrates River and the Southeast Anatolia Development Project

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SIU Press, 1991 - 324 pages

This book makes clear that water, not oil, is the key to the future of the Middle East. The Southeast Anatolia Development Project (SEAP) begun by Turkey will irrigate over 1.7 million hectares of new land, double its energy production, and provide agricultural surpluses that Turkey hopes to sell to its Arab neighbors.

When SEAP is in full operation, however, the downstream nations will be faced with a greatly reduced flow of water of altered quality in the Euphrates. The war with Iraq has intensified the political significance of the project.

 

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Table des matières

Turkey the EuphratesTigris River Basin and the Southeast
1
An Overview
18
Vlll
46
The Impact of Development upon the Waters of
77
Turkey
85
The Euphrates System in Syria
106
Water Use per Hectare and Anticipated River
124
Irrigated Agriculture in the Syrian Euphrates Drainage
143
The Khabur River and Its Tributaries
167
Static and Dynamic Views of the Euphrates River
192
The Years Ahead
259
Appendix A System Efficiency and Return Flow
301
Appendix B Natural River Flow
307
Index
319
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À propos de l'auteur (1991)

John F. Kolars is professor of geography and Near Eastern studies at the University of Michigan.

William A. Mitchell, Colonel USAF, has served as professor of geography at the Air Force Academy.

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