M. Filippou, The reality for the river Acheloos diversion works. Technical, economical, environmental, legal and political evaluation, MSc thesis, February 2016.
Acheloos river gave in the past and continues to give, through a long series of decisions concerning its management, triggered intense debate on the management of water resources and to address the "god River" from the state, the law, and society, and in our country the issue of water is not insignificant. Water shortage in Thessaly was a problem known from the beginning of last century. The intention of solving the problem was stated by all the governments and the wider consensus of political parties. In 1960 we held the first diversion of a tributary of Acheloos, Tavropos. Strong reactions are then created from the local community, they have now forgotten. The contribution of Lake Plastira in the local and national economy is now unmistakable. The 2nd Diversion of Acheloos was announced in 1980 and it was decided in 1983. Since then they have spent forty-two (42) years and the work is not yet complete. The project has divided and the debate between those who through documented studies supporting the project and those who rely on negative environmental impacts but does not support analog validity studies. Written at times too many essays and not always entirely accurate even in the international press, with regard to technical, economic, legal, environmental and political dimension of the project. In this study reflected the reality of the works of the second diversion of Acheloos in all its dimensions, The reality of such projects will emerge in this paper impose and taking all those measures that will ensure the optimal performance already invested money of Greek taxpayers, in accordance with the terms of a viable and sustainable development.
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