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Wastewater Reuse Planning in Agriculture: The Case of Aitoloakarnania, Western Greece

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dc.contributor.author Kalavrouziotis, Ioannis K.
dc.contributor.author Arambatzis, Christos
dc.contributor.author Kalfountzos, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.author Varnavas, Soterios P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-20T19:29:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-20T19:29:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7807
dc.description.abstract "In the present paper, the possibility of the treated municipal wastewater (TMWW) reuse in agriculture, produced by the Wastewater Treatment Plants of Aitoloakarnania prefecture, one of the greatest agricultural regions of Greece, has been investigated. The boundaries of agricultural soils and the irrigated crops were defined, and the water requirements of crops were calculated. Also the chemical characteristics of the TMWW were determined for the safe reuse in crop production, and for the protection of soils from potential pollution. The research conducted in this area is expected to constitute the basis for an integrated TMWW reuse planning in soils and crops, in the context of sustainable agriculture, and environmental protection. It must be mentioned that the Messolongion-Aitolikon lagoon is in the area under investigation, one of the largest wetland ecosystem of Mediterranean region, which makes the area ecologically sensitive. The ultimate scope of this study is to describe the planning of the TMWW reuse on the basis of soil characteristics, climatic factors, and irrigation water requirements of the crops, grown in this ecologically sensitive area. The volume of the effluents produced by the wastewater treatment plants of Messolonghion, Agrinion, Nafpaktos, Aitoliko and Thermo could cover 19.3%, 25.14%, >100%, 17.18 and 87.84% of the irrigation water requirements, respectively." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject environmental protection en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject irrigation en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Wastewater Reuse Planning in Agriculture: The Case of Aitoloakarnania, Western Greece en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Greece en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Water en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 988-1004 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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