Evaluation of water quality and supply in Istanbul by using Geographical Information Systems

Selcuk H., Guler H., Kacmaz S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.13, no.9, pp.906-909, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.906-909
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, the surface water data of Istanbul, such as water supplies, water treatment plants, raw and treated water quality parameters, map and general data were transferred into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to establish a new water monitoring network. GIS technologies are further utilised in the formulation of the water monitoring programme to assist in intake operation and land-use planning in the catchments. The results of this study suggest that mapping of surface water data of Istanbul with GIS enabled the users and researchers to reach the data easily for their further analysis.