Cyprus water resources - Planning and climate change adaptation
|Title||Cyprus water resources - Planning and climate change adaptation|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Journal||Water, wetlands and climate change - Building linkages for their integrated management|
|Keywords||adaptation, changement climatique, Chypre, climate, climate change, Cyprus, impact, management, Méditerranée orientale, Mer Méditerranée, ressource en eau, water resource|
Because of climate change and its immediate impact on the reduction of the natural water resources availability, the Government of Cyprus has set up a Drought Management Committee with the responsibility of implementing measures to mitigate the adverse effects from drought and also water scarcity problems. In parallel to this, realizing the need for additional water, the Government decided to introduce seawater desalination for augmenting the water availability and increasing the reliability of water supply from the existing Government Water Projects.