Turkey Water Report

Published 27 July 2015

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Turkey Water Report

BMI View: The country's endemic water pollution issues, particularly from industrial pollutants, highlight the need for further investment into this sector. Additional legislation is also needed, and more rigorously enforced penalties.

Overall, we forecast ground water extraction to increase steadily over the next five years, however this growth will largely be catered to b y surface water sources. This is due to the combination of the fact that the country's ground water reserves are declining, and the number of dams and desalination projects are increasing available surface water. This latter factor is in turn supporting our expectations of moderate growth in consumption (both mains and non mains) as domestic and industrial users alike capitalise on the increase in water availability in many regions. Moreover, additional investment is boosting wastewater collection, as networks expand, and treatment capacity, resulting in larger volumes of recycled wastewater available for use, particularly by industrial and agricultural consumers. We expect especially strong growth in the underdeveloped advanced wastewater treatment sector.

We still believe Turkey's water sector is becoming increasingly modern and well developed following a large amount of investment into water extraction, treatment and distribution infrastructure and sanitation infrastructure. However more work is still needed as the country is facing a growing and increasingly urban population, and rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sectors, all of which require large volumes of good quality water. The issue of water availability is likely to cause increased tensions in future as renewable ground water reserves decline and cross-boundary water flows become more controversial.

The improvement of water networks and pipelines is likely to be a key focus for the government and water companies, as will water treatment and sanitation plants, as Turkey has had a number of bad pollution scandals over the...

BMI Industry View
Water SWOT
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Total Water Production
Table: Water Production by Source
Table: Water Distribution
Non Revenue
Table: Water Losses
Domestic Consumption
Table: Domestic Consumption and Connectivity
Non Domestic Consumption
Table: Non Domestic Mains Consumption by Sector
Table: Non Mains Non Domestic Consumption Sectors
Table: Sanitation Connectivity
Table: Total Wastewater Discharged
Table: Wastewater Processed
Table: Treatment Methods
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Turkey Risk/Reward Ratings
Table: Europe Water Sector Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Water Infrastrutcure Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, and Other Government Ministries
State Hydraulic Works (DSI)
Global Industry Overview
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Turkey 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Turkey 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Water Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Turkey Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Turkey.

BMI's Turkey Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Turkey.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Turkey to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Turkish water industry.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Turkey through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and signifi cant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry & Economic Forecasts

Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

  • Extraction: Total water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); underground water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); surface water extraction (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction).
  • Consumption: Total water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); total mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); household water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (litres per household per day); total non-mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction); water losses total mains water consumption (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y) (% of total water extraction).
  • Treatment: Total waste water discharged (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); treated discharged water (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); untreated discharged water (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); mechanically treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); biologically treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y); combined treated wastewater (mn cubic metres) (% growth y-o-y).
  • economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).

BMI’s Water Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (water management, water utility and water infrastructure companies) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

This is broken down into the following sectors:

  • Water supply & Consumption: Where the water comes from, (rivers, springs, lakes, surface water, ground water and so on), key trends with regards to extraction, key trends with regards to overall water consumption, municipal or domestic consumption, and key industrial and agricultural consumption trends.
  • Water distribution: This examines how the water is distributed – whether by municipalities, regional organisations or national companies, whether the water networks are nationalised or privatised, and key trends and developments.
  • Water Treatment & sanitation: This section evaluates the country’s water pollution levels, the connectivity to water mains and sewage networks, the volumes and methods of water treatment, government initiatives with regards to treatment and sanitation processes and key projects, trends and developments.
  • Regulations & Tariffs: Key national and regional legislations with regards to water pollution, extraction and distribution as well as an overview of water rates for domestic and industrial users.

Industry Trends & Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.

Competitive Landscape

Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.


The Water Market Reports are based on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations (UN, WB, IMF), national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offices, government ministries and central banks, and multinational companies.

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