Classification of quantitative and qualitative parameters of the water resources of Greece using geographical information systems


Duration: February 1996–September 1996

Budget: 35 000 000 DRS (about €116 095)

Commissioned by: Directorate of Water and Natural Resources

Contractor: Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering


  1. Directorate of Water and Natural Resources
  2. Institute of Geological and Mining Research
  3. Centre for Research and Planning

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: A. Andreadakis

The project part related to water quantity aims at the development of a methodology for establishing a water balance between supply and demand and extracting the most important summary characteristics that are then entered into a geographical information system. The methodology is applied to characteristic areas (water districts) of Greece with adequacy of information (based on existing studies). The project part related to water quality aims at the characterisation of the rivers, lakes and aquifers based on the water quality characteristics, and the water uses and requirements. The characterisation is based on the classification of critical quantity parameters that have been measured and includes the use of a geographical information system.