The purpose of this Thesis for Master of
Philosophy of Loughborough University of Technology,
is to illustrate objectively and realistically the
environmental conditions relative to the Water
Resources of Cyprus, a developing British Colony, in
1936 and thereafter the evolution of water development
until 1980. At that time Cyprus was suffering from
poverty, water borne diseases and ill health, and lack
of safe domestic water supplies.
This Thesis will confirm how the British
Colonial Water Engineer, and Geologist helped by other
scientists, worked to develop the island's Water
Resources to overcome poverty, free the peasant from
disease and thus improve his health and raise the
standard of living of the Cypriots and in general, how
the local people responded and contributed willingly
to the success of all the Water Development
Programmes implemented during the period 1936–1980.
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.