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The growing water imprint of Athens (Greece) throughout history

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dc.contributor.author Stergiouli, ML en
dc.contributor.author Hadjibiros, K en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:14:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:14:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 14363798 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/30129
dc.subject Athens external aqueduct en
dc.subject Athens urban metabolism en
dc.subject Athens water imprint en
dc.subject Athens water supply system en
dc.subject Environmental imprint of athens en
dc.subject Flux of water from athens hinterland en
dc.title The growing water imprint of Athens (Greece) throughout history en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s10113-011-0260-7 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-011-0260-7 en
heal.publicationDate 2012 en
heal.abstract Throughout its long history from the fifth century B.C. until today, the city of Athens managed to satisfy a gradually increasing urban demand for water supply with reserves obtained by the diversion of fresh-water. At first, the water was displaced from the adjacent territories and with time from more distant basins, extending the water imprint of the city on its hinterland. This article traces the history of the development of successive water supply infrastructures, which has resulted in the current situation where Athens controls a significant amount of the water reserves of two (in a total of fourteen) Greek River Basin Districts (Attica and Western Sterea Ellada). With the exception of a short period of drought (1989-1993), no serious effort has ever been made by the decision makers to slow down the increase of urban per capita consumption in the city. The water imprint of Athens is also linked to the disposal of wastewater in the coastal waters of the Saronic Gulf, since wastewater treatment has been established from 1985 onwards. New lines of thinking are suggested for meeting the needs of the still-growing city of Athens without further increasing its water imprint. © Springer-Verlag 2012. en
heal.journalName Regional Environmental Change en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10113-011-0260-7 en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 337 en
dc.identifier.epage 345 en


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