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The ARID Conference Coping with
Drought and Water Deficiency:
From Research to Policy Making”
is organised in Cyprus on May 12th and 13th 2005.



Advanced Study Course SUSTAINIS



Welcome to the Arid Cluster Website

ARID is a cluster of EC under the FP5 projects dealing with water resources use and management in arid and semi-arid regions. The ARID cluster operates by linking thematically complementary projects via (a) project web pages; (b) cross-representation; (c) exchange of data; (d) joint meetings; and (e) workshops.


Arid Projects

The ARID cluster includes three research projects on integrated and sustainable Water Resources Management:

  • WaterStrategyMan (Developing Strategies for Regulating and Managing Water Resources and Demand in Water Deficient Regions)
  • Medis (Towards Sustainable Water Use on Mediterranean Islands: Addressing Conflicting Demands and Varying Hydrological, Social and Economic Conditions)
  • Aquadapt (Strategic Tools to Support Adaptive, Integrated Water Resource Management under Changing Utilisation Conditions at Catchment Level: A Coevolutionary Approach)


The ARID Cluster is supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action "Sustainable Management and Quality of Water" within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

This web site is the sole responsibility of the ARID Cluster and does not represent the opinion of the European Community nor is the European community responsible for any use that might be made of the data appearing herein
Webmaster: NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering
Contact Person: Prof.Dionysis Assimacopoulos

ARID Cluster Web Site