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Wetlands Management in Northern Greece: An Empirical Survey

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Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, GR68200 Orestiada, Greece
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Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, GR68200 Orestiada, Greece
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School of Forestry, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Water 2020, 12(11), 3181; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113181
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 28 October 2020 / Accepted: 9 November 2020 / Published: 13 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Water management projects have an important role in regional environmental protection and socio-economic development. Environmental policies, strategies, and special measures are designed in order to balance the use and non-use values arising for the local communities. The region of Serres in Northern Greece hosts two wetland management projects—the artificial Lake Kerkini and the re-arrangement of Strymonas River. The case study aims to investigate the residents’ views and attitudes regarding these two water resources management projects, which significantly affect their socio-economic performance and produce several environmental impacts for the broader area. Simple random sampling was used and, by the application of reality and factor analyses along with the logit model support, significant insights were retrieved. The findings revealed that gender, age, education level, and marital status affect the residents’ perceived values for both projects and their contribution to local growth and could be utilized in policy making for the better organization of wetland management. View Full-Text
Keywords: wetlands; water resources; management; public participation; decision-making; lake Kerkini; logit model wetlands; water resources; management; public participation; decision-making; lake Kerkini; logit model
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Zafeiriou, E.; Andrea, V.; Tampakis, S.; Karanikola, P. Wetlands Management in Northern Greece: An Empirical Survey. Water 2020, 12, 3181. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113181

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Zafeiriou E, Andrea V, Tampakis S, Karanikola P. Wetlands Management in Northern Greece: An Empirical Survey. Water. 2020; 12(11):3181. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113181

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Zafeiriou, Eleni; Andrea, Veronika; Tampakis, Stilianos; Karanikola, Paraskevi. 2020. "Wetlands Management in Northern Greece: An Empirical Survey" Water 12, no. 11: 3181. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113181

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