WATER USE EFFICIENCY AND TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE REGARDING CLIMATE CHANGE
- 1. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
- 2. Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Bornova, İzmir- Turkey
- 3. Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, Taslciftlik campus, Tokat, -Turkey
Abstract: Turkey is a water-rich country with large water resources. However, the cross-border water resources are shared between Turkey and the neighboring countries. Thus, the water supply of the country must be managed effectively, and water usage must be restricted. Therefore, drip irrigation is the most sufficient way to achieve this goal. Sustainable, easy-care landscape projects that both suit the climatic conditions and could still be perceived as an aesthetic entity help to prevent environmental issues. Drought and rising temperatures that are caused by global warming affect plant growth in a negative way. This article examines the irrigation systems that require minimum usage of resources and obtain maximum benefit. Also, the importance of xerophytes is discussed.