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Water Resources in Cyprus: Endowments and Water Management Practices

  • Iacovos IacovidesEmail author
Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 1)

Abstract

The availability of water resources in the island and the supply – side of water resources, including inter-annual characteristics of precipitation and its ­geographic distribution; surface catchments and runoff; groundwater basins and their current water balance; surface water impoundment works; inter-basin ­transfers; treated municipal wastewater reuse are presented; Given that desalination is an important parameter for the situation of water resources in Cyprus, the island’s experience in this supply-side enhancement method is highlighted, and its advantages and disadvantages are explained. In conclusion the water policies and projects planned to regulate and manage water shortages and assessing their adequacy are presented.

Keywords

Availability, balance of water resources Groundwater basins Water quality Water Infrastructure Major irrigation schemes Seawater desalination Water recycling Measures for drought 

Notes

Glossary

CYP

Cypriot pound equivalent to US$2.68201 in 2008 and 1.7086 euros

DO

District Officer

GC

Government Controlled

ID

Irrigation Divisions

MANR&E

Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

WDD

Water Development Department

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.I.A.CO Environmental and Water Consultants LtdNicosiaCyprus

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