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    Abstract - Issue Jan 2015, 36 (1)                                     Back

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Stakeholder participation to watershed management: A case study

from Beysehir Lake Basin




Fadim Yavuz1* and T?zin Baycan2


1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, 42090, Turkey

2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey

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 Publication Data

Paper received:

14 July 2013


Revised received:

20 October 2013


Re-revised received:

18 June 2014



22 September 2014



This study addresses Beyşehir Lake Basin, which is the largest freshwater lake in Turkey. The aim of the study was to explore the knowledge, perceptions and behaviors of local communities regarding; the critical problems of the basin; technical and political situation of the water management in the basin; possible strategies ensuring positive change towards the sustainability of the basin; and the watershed management strategies which could contribute to success in this case. The participatory level of the local water users of the basin was also examined. The results revealed that local communities were? aware? of? the? basin's? problems? and? contribution? of? the? participatory approaches to watershed management. Also, collaboration between the public and public institutions was accepted as key to successful watershed management. The stakeholders, who considered? that? current? water? policies to? solve? the? problems? of? the? basin were ineffectual, relied on the local environmental groups more than central government and local authorities regarding their water policies. ? 



 Key words


Beyşehir Lake Basin, Local community, Stakeholder participation, Watershed management




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