Strategic Steps to Adapt to Climate Change in Seyhan River Basin



This document outlines strategic steps and priorities in order to create a successful climate change adaptation strategy in Turkey. The Seyhan River Basin has a semi arid climate and is facing increasing drought risk, reduced amount of water per person, flood and inundation risks induced by heavy precipitation, desertification, degradation in various ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.

Strategic steps focus on five areas: 1) water resources management, 2) agricultural production and food security, 3) ecosystem services, biodiversity and forestry, 4) natural disaster risk management, 5) public health

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