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2005 - 199 p.


Tsarikis G., Cavadias G., Pangalou D., Nanou A.

Due to its climatic conditions, Greece is a country often affected by droughts. Although Greek organizations have not developed concrete strategies concerning droughts, they have dealt with this phenomenon on a case to case basis, to a certain extent. However, from a review of the existing institutional structure, it can be concluded that the country needs a comprehensive effort to rationalize the entire drought analysis, monitoring and mitigation system. There is an obvious lack of scientific organizations, legal framework and operational capabilities to combat drought. It is also absolutely necessary to devise preparedness plans for achieving pro-active defence against drought. However, it should be pointed out that following the recent approval in Parliament of the new Water Law and the subsequent presidential decrees, it is planned that scientific institutions and technical commissions will analyse the occurrence and mitigation of droughts.



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Tsarikis G., Cavadias G., Pangalou D., Nanou A. Greece. In : Iglesias A. (ed.), Moneo M. (ed.). Drought preparedness and mitigation in the Mediterranean: Analysis of the organizations and institutions. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2005. p. 49-63. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série B. Etudes et Recherches; n. 51). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/b51/06600009.pdf