© 2000

Transboundary Water Resources in the Balkans

Initiating a Sustainable Co-operative Network

  • Jacques Ganoulis
  • Irene Lyons Murphy
  • Mitja Brilly

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction and Key Issues

  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. M. Brilly, T. Kupusović, O. Bonacci, D. Ljubisavljević
      Pages 21-31
    3. E. Papachristou, J. Ganoulis, A. Bellou, E. Darakas, D. Ioannidou
      Pages 33-40
    4. Z. Spirkovski, Z. Krstanovski, L. Selfo, M. Sanxhaku, V. I. Puka
      Pages 41-53
    5. A. Samsunlu, A. Tanik, D. Maktav, L. Akca, O. Uslu
      Pages 67-80
  4. The Status of Water Resources Monitoring in the Balkans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. M. Deliana, M. Sanxhaku, V. Puka, L. Selfo
      Pages 81-85
    3. T. Kupusovic
      Pages 87-97
    4. R. Arsov, G. Mihailov, G. Mirinchev
      Pages 99-105
    5. J. Margeta
      Pages 107-116
    6. B. Micevski, O. Avramoski
      Pages 117-124
    7. E. Sidiropoulos, D. Tolikas, P. Tolikas
      Pages 125-135
    8. P. Serban, R. M. Damian
      Pages 137-151
    9. J. Grbovic, M. Brilly
      Pages 153-159

About this book


A source of up-to-date information on current water resources, their quality and quantity, in every country in the Balkans. Institutional structures, water management issues and water monitoring problems are analyzed, with special reference to international waters, using characteristic case studies, including the Sava River, Lake Ohrid, The Nestos/Mesta River, the Neretva River estuary, and coastal waters in Turkey. Contributions written by experts from France, the UK and the USA demonstrate state-of-the-art electronic networking and the management of distributed water databases.
The protection of water resources in the Balkans has become a high profile issue since the collapse of communism in the area, the break up of former Yugoslavia, and ethnic tensions in Kosovo. Transboundary river pollution and the development of international water basins call demand urgent regional co-operation, which will be facilitated by the International Network of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans, the initiation of which is described in the final conclusions of the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Ganoulis
    • 1
  • Irene Lyons Murphy
    • 2
  • Mitja Brilly
    • 3
  1. 1.Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  3. 3.University of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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