A GIS application for water management in remote communities

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Abstract

The present research is the first step towards upgrading the role of Cyprus rural communities aiming to perform domestic water management operations. At the beginning of the study all 356 municipalities and communities (that do not belong to any of the Cyprus Water Boards) were using domestic water in a far-from-reasonable way raising comments in the 2008 report of the General Auditor of the Republic of Cyprus. This research shows the methodology followed and the primary data collected from the 307 communities and municipalities. A database was designed and populated with the data collected. It has been integrated with existing hydrological databases and the GIS used by Cyprus Water Development Department. Preexisting stand-alone hydrological models also use part of the collected data. This paper presents findings related to water management issues in the rural communities and demonstrates how the GIS, enhanced with water management data, may be used by involved stakeholders towards a generative process of context and issue driven development and planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMIPRO 2011 - 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Proceedings
Pages637-644
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2011 - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 23 May 201127 May 2011

Other

Other34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2011
CountryCroatia
CityOpatija
Period23/05/1127/05/11

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Local Government
  • Remote Areas
  • Water Management

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    Kokkinaki, A. I., Antoniou, A., & Louca, S. (2011). A GIS application for water management in remote communities. In MIPRO 2011 - 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics - Proceedings (pp. 637-644). [5967131]