Cyprus to import water from Greece

According to a news report in the Cyprus Mail, Cyprus is planning to import water from Greece to alleviate the problems due to the current water shortage. The plan is to import 8 million cubic metres of water over the summer based on the agreement signed with Ocean tankers company. The concept of “importing” water seems cool. I am hearing about such a thing for the first time. Is it a common practice for drought-ridden countries?

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3 Responses

  1. davide_tarasconi says:

    maybe they should work harder on desalinization plants, instead of spending 3.8% of the national GDP in military expenses…

    an island without water is ridicolous…

  2. CyberCelt says:

    In Texas, they pipe water from one river basin to the other. It is ridiculous. They buy and sell water rights, whether the water is historically available. We all need to go back to cisterns and capturing the water from our roofs when it rains.

    I really enjoy the photographs of Cyprus. It is a beautiful place.

  3. Rajaram S says:

    cybercelt, Rainwater harvesting would work if it rains! Unfortunately, cyprus has had very bad rainy seasons for the past couple of years.

    Davide..They are building an army which they probably are never gonna use, because if there is a war, their army is too small to defend itself and would need the help of EU.

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