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- 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
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.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
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