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Costing of irrigation water in Kambos, Chania, Crete Island

​​​Environmental management study for costing of irrigation water in Kambos, Chania, Crete Island


​Country: Greece

Region: Crete – Prefecture of Chania
Duration:  June 2006 - December 2008
Client:  HELLENIC REPUBLIC, Ministry of Rural Development and Food
Administrative Sector for the Programming & Implementation of the 3rd CSF, Division of planning of reclamation works & soil-water resources exploitation  

Main characteristics:

  • Assessment of cultivation distribution in Kambos, Chania, with the use of remote sensing
  • Assessment of the cultivations’ needs in water
  • Formulation of a management irrigation, water supply and industrial supply model in the wider area
  • Formulation of a hydro-geological model in order to asses the water balance and the progress of the quality of ground waters
  • Formulation of a financial model for the assessment of financial cost, resource and environmental cost from the use of irrigation water
  • Cost assessments of irrigation water for specific scenarios of hydrological conditions and combined operation of projects
  • Proposals for water billing on the basis of financial analysis
  • Use of HYMOS, RIBASIM models and Modflow simulation code 

Important environmental issues:

  •  Assessment of the disperse pollution from cultivations
  • Cost allocation of the nitrate pollution between the water and fertilizer use
  • Assessment of point source pollution from residential development
  • Allocation of the causes of pollution in each irrigation or water supply use
  • Assessment of the environmental cost and resource cost on the basis of directive 2000/60/ΕΚ based on the prevention method (cost assessment on the basis of the necessary expenditure in order to deal with possible environmental damage)

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