Cyprus is a semi-arid island. Its water resources rely on winter
rainfall which supply the impounding reservoirs constructed on the dry
river courses and replenish the groundwater resources within the river
gravels or the plain aquifers.
water requirements for domestic use and irrigation have been
increasing considerably for the last ten years. The potential of the
conventional water resources have been developed according to techno-economic
factors. Also, the unconventional sources (treated domestic
effluents and desalinating sea water) are receiving particular
attention to support water requirements throughout the island.
The current study deals partly with the calcarenite aquifer of
the Paphos Coastal Plain. It has been investigated whether this
resource is offered for an integrated exploitation program. In
addition the domestic effluent of the Paphos urban zone is considered
as a promising resource for providing reliable and continuous
quantities for irrigation use after treatment. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.