In a move to proactively address the pending effects of climate change, such as drought conditions, water shortages, and an average temperature increase predicted to range between 2.5-4 degrees Celsius, the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has commissioned MWH, now part of Stantec, to provide technical support for their ‘Evaluation of Waste Water Re-use Alternatives’ project. The premise of this plan is to establish best practices for managing water sources and establishing water reuse avenues which can be used in homes, industry, tourism, energy generation, and agriculture across Turkey.
As part of this project, MWH will assess water reuse potential within the country based on secondary research, identify potential areas (agriculture, industry, tourism, etc.) and methods to apply the reuse technologies; examine current best international water reuse practices, compare with current in-country practices and provide risk-benefit & cost analysis; deliver trainings, workshops, awareness campaigns, and general assessments to ensure the project’s success.
“Climate change mitigation is a major concern for Turkey because of the vast implication it has on our natural resources, the effects of which we are already seeing. This is why it is an honour to work with the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs to support them and Turkey in its endeavor to mitigate the risks of climate change,” says Murat Sarioglu, Director of Turkey Operations, MWH, now part of Stantec.