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Title: Historical development of urban sanitation and wastewater management in Cyprus
Historical development of urban sanitation and wastewater management in Cyprus
Authors: Azina, Panayiota 
Kathijotes, Nicholas 
Keywords: Wastewater management;Sewer systems;Ancient Cyprus;Ancient water technologies;Urban sanitation;Wastewater management;Sewer systems;Ancient Cyprus;Ancient water technologies;Urban sanitation
Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences;Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Field: Natural Sciences;Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 2014
Source: IWA Regional Symposium on Water, Wastewater and Environment: Traditions and Culture, 2014, Patra, Greece, 22-24 March
IWA Regional Symposium on Water, Wastewater and Environment: Traditions and Culture, 2014, Patra, Greece, 22-24 March
Abstract: The evolution of urban sewerage and storm water drainage systems in ancient Cyprus is reviewed, based on the results of archeological studies of the 20th century. Cyprus, located at the crossroad of three continents, has assimilated various civilizations throughout its history. The effects of these influences are also present in the drainage systems. Particular attention is given to the systems from the Hellenistic and Roman periods (ca.310BC - 330 AD) although all periods until present time are investigated. The technological advances and environmental consciousness exhibited in dealing with the hygienic and functional requirements of cities were so sophisticated that can only be compared to modern urban water systems and practices developed in the second half of the 19th century in Europe and North America. Such sustainable water management practices are relevant and their potential applications are evaluated.
The evolution of urban sewerage and storm water drainage systems in ancient Cyprus is reviewed, based on the results of archeological studies of the 20th century. Cyprus, located at the crossroad of three continents, has assimilated various civilizations throughout its history. The effects of these influences are also present in the drainage systems. Particular attention is given to the systems from the Hellenistic and Roman periods (ca.310BC - 330 AD) although all periods until present time are investigated. The technological advances and environmental consciousness exhibited in dealing with the hygienic and functional requirements of cities were so sophisticated that can only be compared to modern urban water systems and practices developed in the second half of the 19th century in Europe and North America. Such sustainable water management practices are relevant and their potential applications are evaluated.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/8166
Type: Conference Papers
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