Swot Analysis for Recreational Uses: Niğde Akkaya Dam


  • Orhun Soydan Landscape Architecture Department, Faculty of Architecture, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, 51240 Niğde




Environment, Water, SWOT, Recreation, Akkaya Dam


The subject of the study is to evaluate the Niğde Akkaya Dam with SWOT analysis and to make recommendations in terms of recreational use. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the Akkaya dam and to determine its goals and strategies in terms of recreation. In line with this purpose, the socio-economic, cultural and natural features, landscape potential of the area were evaluated using the SWOT, the opportunities that the positive and negative aspects of the area, were presented, and the possible or existing threats were determined. At the same time, the current recreation potential of the dam was determined, and suggestions were developed in line with the data in order to offer alternatives that can be evaluated in terms of sustainable use of the areas. It was determined that pollution occurs in the dam water due to environmental wastes, as a result of this pollution, harmful creatures multiply and bad smells are formed. However, it is accepted that the dam is home to a large number of migratory birds, that it has not lost its naturalness, and that most of the dam is in the university campus. Threats to the dam are; low water level, fishing, duck hunting etc. damage to ecological life due to activities, smell gradually increased. Their opportunities are determined as providing a suitable environment for bird watching, having a suitable infrastructure for ecological research, and being suitable for recreational activities for water. At the end of the study, suggestions were developed in terms of suitability of Akkaya Dam for recreational activities.




How to Cite

Soydan, O. (2020). Swot Analysis for Recreational Uses: Niğde Akkaya Dam. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 8(sp1), 26–32. https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v8isp1.26-32.3907

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