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Urbani izziv Volume 31, No. 1, June 2020 : 78-88

UDK: 711.4(560)556.51
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2020-31-01-002

 

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Author

Sahar Pouya

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turčija
pouya@itu.edu.tr

Handan Turkoglu

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turčija
turkoglu@itu.edu.tr

Umit Arpacioglu

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, Turčija
umitarpacioglu@gmail.com

 

Title

Using the analytic hierarchy process to evaluate sustainability factors in watershed planning and management

 

Abstract

With increasing population growth and economic development, water resources have faced environmental pollution and ecological deterioration. Sustainable watershed management and planning has emerged as an approach to address these problems. Following the international agreements on watershed protection, Turkey has initiated fundamental modifications in the watershed management and planning process. However, sustainable management of water resources involves various economic, social, and ecological dimensions, and it is not a straightforward process. This study ranks sustainability indicators in terms of their importance in water resource resilience. The analytic hierarchy process is utilized to weight the sustainability factors in planning water resources and watersheds. Considering the different opinions experts may have, two groups of respondents (i.e., i.e., academics and professionals) were chosen to evaluate the factors. The results showed degrees of correspondence and contradictions among the respondents’ perspectives. The groups were similar in prioritizing the social, management, and economic factors, whereas they showed considerable differences in evaluating the land use and ecological factors. The article shows that the conflicting views of various groups of experts should be identified and harmonized in order to develop an evaluation model for watershed and water basin plans.

 

Key Words

watershed planning, sustainable water management, analytic hierarchy process, Turkey

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

INDEX

GOOGLE SCHOLAR
h5-index: 12
h5-median: 17
INDEX COPERNICUS
ICV 2018: 121,25
CLARIVATE ANALYTICS
Indexed in ESCI


SCOPUS ELSEVIER

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SNIP: 0,357 (Quartile: Q2)
CiteScore: 0,44

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