Branislav Todorovic/H. Vangelis, G. Tsakiris
- Title: Branislav Todorovic/H. Vangelis, G. Tsakiris
- Author: Čedo Maksimović, profesor, Imperial College London i UNESCO
- Date: .
- Tags: debate, environment, urbanism
Rational Decision Making During Prolonged Drought in East Mediterranean
Drought is a recurrent natural regional phenomenon with considerable impacts in all sectors of activities of a society. The impacts are more profound in arid and semi-arid areas, such as the territories of East Mediterranean. The new perspective of assessing droughts is the proactive planning approach in which attention is focused on the vulnerability of each water system in relation to droughts. The most critical periods are those of prolonged drought episodes during which the options for combating or mitigating the impacts are very limited. The most important option during these periods is the prioritisation of water demand fulfilment in the various sectors of water consumption. The paper presents a practical prioritisation scheme which is devised in advance and can serve as a guide for the responsible authorities to face this harsh period. The prioritisation scheme includes the use of grey water for the partial fulfilment of the requirements of the low quality water demanding flora. The scheme is simple to be understood by water managers and other stakeholders and therefore can be used as the basis for participatory decision making during the period of prolonged drought.
Branislav Todorovic, M.Sc., is a Researcher Associate in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) with a scientific & research participation in many EU projects, international conferences and papers from 1994 until today. Has over 20 years of experience in IT, GIS, CAD, Water Resources Management; energy efficiency, conservation & renewable sources; computer control & measurement, programming & software development, databases, 3D modelling, Modelling of Processes, Urban Sewage System Modelling, Public Participation, Expert Systems etc.