[MGSA-L] rainwater collection project, Santorini

Gail Lillian Holst-Warhaft glh3 at cornell.edu
Fri May 20 12:27:48 PDT 2016

Rainwater Harvesting - Santorini, June 2016:
A combined research program of Cornell University,  Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean, and the Municipality of Thira.
Cornell professors Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis will supervise a group of six students (three graduates and three undergraduates from Environmental Engineering, Regional and City Planning, and Operations Research), to study the rainwater harvesting cisterns found in villages on Santorini, dating from different periods. They will undertake an assessment of those which could be reinstated and used in the future for water storage and/or rainwater collection. The main focus will be on the villages of Pyrgos, Exo Gonia and Mesa Gonia. They will work closely with Konstantina Toli, of GWP-Med, and the water authority of the Municipality of Thira.
The team will also design a public awareness campaign for rainwater harvesting potential at the community level utilizing cisterns identified in the study, and at an individual level, by promoting the use of household cisterns, and encouraging water-saving.

Gail Holst-Warhaft

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Cornell Institute for European Studies

Director, Mediterranean Initiative

120 Uris Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853-7601


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