Coping with Water Deficiency: From Research to Policymaking by Phoebe Koundouri, Yiannis Kountouris, Kyriaki Remoundou

By Phoebe Koundouri, Yiannis Kountouris, Kyriaki Remoundou (auth.), Phoebe Koundouri (eds.)

In line with the Water Framework Directive, this booklet stresses the necessity for an built-in Water assets administration (IWRM) method of stability the competing calls for on water-domestic, agricultural, commercial, tourism and environmental/ecological- and advertise economically effective, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable water use in chosen areas from Southern Europe, the Mediterranean and the constructing international. effects from the study initiatives coated by means of this ebook, show that powerful water administration instruments and decisions-making practices, are wanted with a view to supplement built-in interventions for expanding the provision of provide and/or dealing with the growing to be call for for scarce water offers. additional, the publication makes an attempt to bridge the space among principles and activities recommended on the research-oriented environmental debate, and their translation into coverage making buildings and courses in built and constructing nations.

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Yet, when regarding the exploitable water resources, the values of the islands lie closer to one another, range from 75,700 m3/km2 for Majorca up to 1,02,800 m3/km2 for Crete. Although Cyprus’s available water resources are nearly completely exploitable (>90%), this amounts to 40,000 m3/km2, which is only half of Majorca’s. For Corsica only its surface water is taken into consideration because there is no knowledge of the exploitability of its groundwater resources. Available and/ or exploitable water resources per area provide surface-oriented information on water availability of a region, enabling a comparison of areas or catchments varying in size.

In addition, to ensure a sustainable water management, all sectors, including the domestic one, require a responsible awareness in their usage of water. Moreover, tourism’s large contribution to the economy is of great importance yet, nevertheless, the appropriate measures should be carried out here as well in view of a greater responsibility towards the environment. In doing so, all sectors pay tribute to an integrated protection of the water resources. ) (2003), ‘Evaluation of major cultivated crops/cultivars on catchment and island scale’, Deliverable 7.

Therefore a brief presentation of the main crop types and cultivars grown on the islands will follow. The description will follow the order given by the magnitude of water consumption per unit irrigated area. 6% of the total cultivated area. A. Donta et al. 4. 2) occupy the largest part of the irrigated land. g. crop cultivation and water consumption by each crop (PHB 1999, Censo Agrari Conseleria d’Agricultura I Pesca, Conselleria d’Economia, Comerc I Industria, Govern Balear, 1999; DGOH, 1994, in agricultural report, 2004).

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