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Water Resources Allocation

Policy and Socioeconomic Issues in Cyprus

  • The first publication that focuses on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in EU countries

  • Written by leading policymakers and experts in water resources management for water stakeholders, practitioners, and policymakers

  • Communicates research results from leading academics, in a way that can inform and influence water resources management and policy-making

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Global Issues in Water Policy (GLOB, volume 1)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Phoebe Koundouri, Ekin Birol
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive in Cyprus

    • Ekin Birol, Phoebe Koundouri, Kyriaki Remoundou
    Pages 33-43
  4. Water Management: Administration and Legislation

    • Iacovos Iacovides
    Pages 45-63
  5. Integrated Water Resources Planning in Cyprus

    • George Socratous
    Pages 111-124
  6. Water Resources Management and Wetland Conservation: The Case of Akrotiri Wetland in Cyprus

    • Ekin Birol, Phoebe Koundouri, Yiannis Koundouris
    Pages 141-155
  7. Facing the Future: Concluding Remarks

    • Phoebe Koundouri, Ekin Birol, Cahit Ezel
    Pages 157-162
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 163-164

About this book

This book does not only aim to present and analyze the Cyprus experience in water resources management, using both local and world experts in the field. It also opts to communicate this experience to other countries that can inform, develop and improve their water resources policies by understanding the strong and weak elements of the Cyprus experience.   The dilemma facing Cyprus—that of limited water supplies (both in terms of quantity and quality) in the face of steadily increasing water demand, coupled with a fragmented institutional structure of the water sector—is characteristic of most arid and semi-arid countries all over the world. Another common characteristic of Cyprus is that the water management administrative boundaries there do not coincide with the hydrological ones, while the ongoing political problem of the island creates significant administration problems.   Finally, Cyprus’s way towards implementing the EU WFD can be instructive for newly-accessing EU countries.

Keywords

  • EU Water Framework Directive implementation
  • Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Political versus Hydro-geological boundaries
  • Water Demand Management and Pricing
  • water policy

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is a part of the Global Issues in Water Policy Series and is valuable in promoting further studies on the theory, practice and policy of water resources management, for Cyprus and other arid and semi-arid regions. … This book will be useful and interesting to international hydrologists, agriculturalists, water resources engineers, hydrogeologists, environmentalists, policy makers and government officials. I would certainly recommend this book to them. Anyone who reads this collection will gain something useful from it.” (Peiyue Li, Water Resources Management, April, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of International and European Economic Studies (DIEES), Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

    Phoebe Koundouri

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-90-481-9825-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)