Water on Mediterranean Islands : Current conditions and prospects for sustainable management

The availability of water in the Mediterranean in sufficient quantities and adequate quality represents a significant problem. This situation is particularly exacerbated on the islands of the Mediterranean. In this regard, MEDIS, an EU funded project, aims to give assistance in solving these problem...

Further contributors: Donta, Antonia Alkistis (Editor)
Lange, Manfred A. (Editor)
Herrmann, Annett (Editor)
Division/Institute:Zentrum für Umweltforschung
FB 11: Physik
Document types:Working paper
Media types:Text
Publication date:2005
Date of publication on miami:05.02.2006
Modification date:29.10.2014
Series:ZUFO-Berichte, Bd. 5
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Subjects:Wasser; Wassermanagement; Mittelmeerinseln; Mallorca; Korsika; Kreta; Sizilien; Zypern; Landwirtschaft; Sozio-Ökonomie; Hydrologie; Wasserbilanz
DDC Subject:550: Geowissenschaften, Geologie
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
ISBN:3-9808840-7-4
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53659647162
Permalink:https://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-53659647162
Digital documents:water_mediterranean_islands_5.pdf

The availability of water in the Mediterranean in sufficient quantities and adequate quality represents a significant problem. This situation is particularly exacerbated on the islands of the Mediterranean. In this regard, MEDIS, an EU funded project, aims to give assistance in solving these problems and find solutions to this situation following a holistic, interdisciplinary approach, involving a major team of scientists, experts and stakeholders. For the realisation of the latter, scientific investigations of each island considered in MEDIS are required. Hence, the present volume includes a characterisation of each of the islands considered in MEDIS: Majorca, Corsica, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus comprising hydrological, agricultural and socio-economic data as well as water management schemes, laws and regulations.