PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF COASTAL AND COASTAL SEA BATHING WATER POLLUTION IN ATAKUM AND ATAKENT(SAMSUN)?

Abstract

Author(s): Kemalettin AHN

This purpose of this study is to identify public perception on coastal sea waters and coastal pollution at Atakum and Atakent(Samsun). Fort his purpose, the suvey questionnaire was applied at June 2006 to 100, at July 2007 to 45 householder and data were collected from them by direct interviewing. The majority(62%) of respondents indicated that at their vicinity the most important problem is coastal sea water pollution. 76 percent of the respondents thought sewerage is the most important factor at coastal sea water pollution. Only 27% of respondents indicated that Primary school, Secondary school and Higher education was their main source of environmental sensitiveness and consciousness. According to questionnaire results, it was also found that the many of people seemed to have positive information and suggests on the environment but it is insufficient at practical life.

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