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Surface Water Resources and Their Management in Croatia

  • Ivan ČanjevacEmail author
  • Danijel Orešić
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Abstract

Croatia is a middle-sized country at the south of Central Europe, a member state of the European Union (since 2013), with a land area of 56,594 km2 and total population of around 4.2 million. Despite the size, it has very heterogeneous physical-geographical characteristics. Croatia is ranked third (or fourth if one counts Russia) in Europe by the Total Renewable Water Resources per capita (TRWR). Nevertheless, water resources are characterized by many spatial and temporal differences and variability which are the result of countries rich geological, geomorphological and climatological diversity. This chapter focus on water balance components, and surface water resources in Croatia, analyses main water use sectors, water resources management system and flood protection in Croatia.

Keywords

Croatia Surface water resources Management Utilization Variability Diversity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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