Restructuring of Water Usage in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin : The Impact of Modern Water Management Policies

  title={Restructuring of Water Usage in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin : The Impact of Modern Water Management Policies},
  author={Peter Beaumont},
This paper examines the ramifications of late twentieth century water management schemes–especially those initiated by the Republic of Turkey–for the riparians of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Turks’ geographical position, and their ability to construct large water storage systems, has essentially given them command of the headwaters of the Euphrates and, to a lesser degree, the Tigris. The recent changes in water management of the Tigris-Euphrates basin have had, and will continue to… CONTINUE READING
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