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.
This book presents and analyses the water management experience in Cyprus with a view to informing, developing and improving the situation in similar countries worldwide.
List of Contributors
2. Water Resources in Cyprus: Endowments and Water Management Practices
3. Water Use Patterns in Cyprus and Demand Management: Towards Water Resources Sustainability
4. The Implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive in Cyprus
5. Water Management: Administration and Legislation
6. Water Policy Networks: A New Form of Governance for Cyprus? The Case for Nicosia
7. The Economics of Water Resource Allocation: Valuation Methods and Policy Implications
8. Integrated Water Resources Planning in Cyprus
9. Water Pricing Policy in Cyprus: The Implications of the Water Framework Directive
10 Water Resources Management and Wetland Conservation: The Case of Akrotiri Wetland in Cyprus
11. Facing the Future: Concluding Remarks