Integrated study for the investigation of the quantity, quality and recovery of the underwater springs of the Stoupa region in Municipality of Lefktros, Messinia


Duration: January 2009–December 2010

Budget: €220 000

Commissioned by:

  1. Municipality of Lefktros
  2. Prefectural Government of Messinia


  1. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
  2. Agricultural University of Athens
  3. National Technical University of Athens

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: P. Papanicolaou

The main objective of the project is to investigate the possibility of exploitation of the underwater springs of Stoupa, in the Municipality of Lefktra. The contribution of NTUA is the evaluation of the possible freshwater capture works from the underwater spring. The project comprises two stages: (a) the investigation of the problem and the development of a methodology for the capture, transport and temporary storage of the freshwater, which includes field work in a pilot study, and the construction and testing of the temporary pilot facility, and (b) the outline of the works required for the transport and storage of potable water.