Turkey's Water and Population

This first graph shows the three populations of Syria, Turkey, and Iraq in 2014. It shows that Turkey has over half the population of Syria and Iraq.  Turkey, having 62% of the other two countries obviously has the largest population.

These populations are changing over time. My next graph shows that the changing population of Turkey between the years of 1995, 2014, 2020, 2030, 2040. The population of Turkey has increased throughout all of these years, and has been predicted to, except for 2014-2020 where the population is expected to decrease from 81.6 million to 79.7 million people. This is still a lot of people though, and if the population rises as estimated, the water supply needs to be raised as well.

The changes in Turkey's population will affect the people, because there will need to be more water for more people, and if the population of Turkey decreases there is likely to be more water for other countries. If Turkey's population increases there is likely to be less water for other countries, especially since they have the largest population and other countries, as well as themselves, need water if there is already a low amount. Changes in the region's population affects the water needs, because a bigger population means more water is taken from the same water source, making it smaller. For individual countries who also have many people this is not a positive affect, for not enough water can cause sicknesses and dehydration which makes the infant mortality rate of the country increase.

The amount of renewable water is 213.60 cubic km compared to the 37.53 cubic km of total water withdrawal. The water will eventually run out if this continues, especially with increasing populations. So, Turkey needs to be careful with water usage, because they are going to start needing more.

This graph shows the internal and external water that comes from Turkey. The internal amount is 227.13 cubic km of renewable water. The external amount of renewable water is -13.53. This graph shows that Turkey relies solely on internal water resources. No water whatsoever comes externally. In fact, less than none come from the outside of their country which probably means they give their water away as well as use it, making even less for them.

Turkey has more withdrawal water than internal water. This means that they don't have enough water if they are taking more than they actually have. They are also low on water, since they don't have any water coming in from the outside.

Turkey uses most of their water for agricultural needs, with 27.86 cubic km of water withdrawal. Then, they need water for domestic use such as around the house. Lastly, Turkey uses their water for industry. Turkey has many crops that they need to water, as well as animals that need water.

If Turkey didn't have agriculture there would obviously be much more water to use. But since Turkey needs agriculture to live and survive and grow the food which they use to live on, they need a lot of water for this.

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