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Water Resources Allocation:Policy & Socioeconomic Issues in Cyprus

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  • Koundouri, Phoebe
  • Birol, Ekin

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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.

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  • Koundouri, Phoebe & Birol, Ekin, 2011. "Water Resources Allocation:Policy & Socioeconomic Issues in Cyprus," MPRA Paper 38262, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38262
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    1. Phoebe Koundouri & Nikos Papandreou & Kyriaki Remoundou & Yiannis Kountouris, 2013. "A Bird s Eye View of the Greek Water Situation: The Potential for the Implementation of the EU WFD," DEOS Working Papers 1309, Athens University of Economics and Business.
    2. Phoebe Koundouri & Osiel Gonzalez Davila, 2013. "The Use of Ecosystem Services Approach in Guiding Water Valuation and Management: Inland and Coastal Waters," DEOS Working Papers 1334, Athens University of Economics and Business.

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    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;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water

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