Addressing water resource management challenges in the context of climate change and human influence
Jovanna Pantelis Adamopoulou 1 , Aikaterini Apostolos Frantzana 2 3 , Ioannis Pantelis Adamopoulos 2 4 5 *
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1 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Public Health Inspections, West Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE2 School of Science, Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS3 George Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE4 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Public Health Inspections, South Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE5 Research Center of Excellence in Risk & Decision Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background: Globally, natural water resources are not sufficient most of the times and do not meet the growing demand over the last five decades at least. Climate change is becoming more and more intense. As a result, multiple issues arise. This perspective study aims to identify and document current issues with managing water resources caused by climate change and the human aspect.
Results and purpose: Purpose of this study is to identify and record contemporary challenges regarding the management of water resources arising from both climate change and the human factor. Adverse public health from climate change, the process and management of water at a global level is at high risk and involves a big challenge.
Methodology: Methodology includes the review of various studies in the Greek and international academic community, which were drawn from the international databases Medline, Scopus, and PubMed. The exclusion criterion of the articles was the language other than English and Greek.
Conclusions: The narrative review studies the ways of water resources management, exposes the issues created due to lack of infrastructure, and concludes that a new water resources management framework needs to be updated and implemented. Also, greater investments must be made for the maximum utilization of existing water resources saving a lot of potable water.

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Article Type: Review Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2023, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0223

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/13297

Publication date: 01 Jul 2023

Online publication date: 21 May 2023

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