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2005 - 199 p.


Tsiourtis N.X.

Droughts are a recurrent characteristic of the Cyprus climate, and in recent years they have become more frequent and more severe, lasting for longer periods. The repeated drought events, combined with the depletion of the aquifers, are causing acute water shortages, affecting the social life of the country, its economy and the environment. With the available natural water resources almost fully developed while water demand continues to increase, the vulnerability of Cyprus to the drought phenomena shall increase even further. ; Cyprus is in need of proactive drought preparedness plans and these require the appropriate legal framework, defining among others the institutions responsible for drought mitigation and the know-how to prepare such plans. The MEDROPLAN project offers Cyprus the opportunity to acquire the know-how for the preparation and implementation of the appropriate legal framework for setting up the system for drought mitigation and for the preparation of proactive drought mitigation plans.



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Tsiourtis N.X. Cyprus. In : Iglesias A. (ed.), Moneo M. (ed.). Drought preparedness and mitigation in the Mediterranean: Analysis of the organizations and institutions. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2005. p. 25-47. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série B. Etudes et Recherches; n. 51). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/b51/06600008.pdf