Country Paper for Greece

D. Koutsoyiannis, and M. Mimikou, Country Paper for Greece, Management and Prevention of Crisis Situations: Floods, Droughts and Institutional Aspects, 3rd EURAQUA Technical Review, Rome, 63–77, doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2142.4888, EURAQUA, 1996.



The flood and drought hazards in Greece are systematically described with emphasis on two characteristic areas that suffer frequently from floods and droughts, the Greater Athens area and the Thessaly plain. The structural measures to remedy both hazards are also summarised; these have not been exhausted yet in Greece but, on the contrary, large projects are currently under way or planned for the near future. In addition, several non-structural measures that have been successfully applied for crisis situations are described.

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Our works that reference this work:

1. D. Koutsoyiannis, N. Mamassis, A. Efstratiadis, N. Zarkadoulas, and Y. Markonis, Floods in Greece, Changes of Flood Risk in Europe, edited by Z. W. Kundzewicz, Chapter 12, 238–256, IAHS Press, Wallingford – International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2012.

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