Recent activities in Cyprus
- AGREEMAR Cypriot partners explored opportunities for collaboration with representatives of Open University of Cyprus - On 12 October the AGREEMAR Cypriot partner Dr. Konstantinos Panagiotou met with representatives of Open University of Cyprus and discussed opportunities for collaboration within the framework of AGREEMAR project. The meeting with Assistant Professor Marinos Stylianou took place at the… ...
- The Cypriot partner signed the funding contract - The AGREEMAR partner from Cyprus, the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE), signed today the funding contract with the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), the National Funding Agency of Cyprus in the PRIMA initiative. The contract was signed by Prof Diofantos… ...
Type of problem:
Groundwater overexploitation for irrigation purposes; highest WEI+ in Europe.
Seawater intrusion; nitrate pollution of groundwater from intense agricultural practices.
MAR feasibility mapping at national scale for the entire Republic of Cyprus, numerical modelling for validation at local scale at two coastal aquifers: Akrotiri aquifer (tertiary treated wastewater infiltrated in existing ponds and stored and in the aquifer for irrigation) and Yermasoyeia aquifer (surface dam to retain flash flood waters and agricultural surpluses for ecologic purposes)
AGREEMAR expected impacts:
Increased availability of recovered water for irrigation; improved groundwater quality.