By Tammo Steenhuis, Gail Holst-Warhaft
Taking a uniquely interdisciplinary view of the jap Mediterranean region's water difficulties, this booklet considers a few of the technical and regulatory suggestions being proposed or carried out to resolve the problems of decreased or polluted water provides. Stressing the significance of conventional and historic cultural realizing in addressing the water challenge, the authors show that what's required is an built-in criminal, social and medical administration procedure applicable to every country's level of improvement and
their cultural heritage.
Using case experiences from Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Greece, Jordan and Cyprus, the authors specialise in the urgency of the current hindrance confronted by way of each one state and the necessity for cooperation. The urged strategies additionally function a paradigm for the remainder of the realm because it faces related problems with water scarcity.
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12 This qualification for statesmanship was a product of the 1980s and 90s when the Socialist Party Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou dominated Greek politics. 13 If one way to assess a country’s image of its own culture is to look at the souvenirs that are sold in tourist shops, then Greece’s cultural schizophrenia is perfectly represented by the mugs and t-shirts one can find in every souvenir shop in Athens or on a Greek island. Some have the acropolis or a classical statue on them, others a bouzouki or a Zorba-like figure dancing.
A tanker brought water to the island each day in the summer, water that was used for most household purposes. Islanders and visitors drank bottled water, the beaches were littered with plastic bottles that were not recycled, and nobody I spoke to seemed to think there was a water crisis. The main crop of the island, pistachio nuts, had fetched high prices when I lived on the island, but demanded more water than the aquifer could support. Ancient olive trees and almonds had been felled en masse in the 1950s and 60s in favour of the non-native, upstart pistachios, partly because the profit on the crop was higher, and because pistachio nuts could tolerate a relatively salty soil.