03Jul

Science-society dialogue for sustainable water management in Cyprus

On 1 July 2015 the BEWATER Consortium partners met key local stakeholders at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia for the second stakeholder workshop of the Pedieos case study river basin.

The Pedieos River is a temporary stream, originating in the Macheras Forests in the north-eastern hillslopes of the Troodos mountains. The Water Development Department has identified this as an area of potentially significant flood risk, for the European Flood Directive (2007/60/EC). This adds to the other two challenges that the river basis is facing in the context of climate change, namely, quality and quantity of ground water and surface water.

At the workshop, key river basin stakeholders examined Water Management Options that address the problems and challenges identified the previous year. These options should help improve the quality of water and increase the quantity available throughout the year for important sectors such as agriculture, industry, drinking water and nature conservation.

This event ended the second run of the four stakeholder workshops designed and facilitated by Prospex on the Pedieos river basin.

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