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3rd International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand - January, 1987

Section C: Design

Paper C.8

Water Supply of Karstic Islands by Harvesting the Rain

Jure Margeta & Ognjen Bonacci
Civil Engineering Institute
The Facility of Civil Engineering - Split
V. Maslese bb
58000 Split


Most islands on the Adriatic sea are covered by karst, which means they have very scare surface or underground water. Consequently the water supply presents a serious problem, particularly with the current trend of developing tourism. The small islands have solved this problem by using a traditional method of water supply, i.e. by harvesting the rain water quite abundant during the wet periods. However, the increasing demands for water, resulting from the higher standard of living, call for an application of better systems.

The paper deals with a solution of water supply for the island Silba. It presents the methodology used for the selection of solutions, the procedure of dimensioning, the water quality and other essential features of the proposed solution.

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