“PINIOS POTAMOS: SOURCE OF LIFE AND GROWTH IN THESSALY”
LARISA, November 2018
Pinios river is an aquatic ecosystem of great significance for Thessaly. The very existence of the river reflects the geological history of Thessaly. Over the centuries, the water runoff from the surrounding mountains has affected decisively the life and survival of human communities, their historical development, their civilisation and growth.
Moreover, Pinios river is today essential for the ecological balance and the water potential of the area. At the same time, the river and the aquatic sector in general are inextricably linked to all human activities, productive and unproductive, in Thessaly, determining the present and the future of this geographical area of the country.
The Regional Association of Thessaly Municipalities, as the local authority, is fully aware of the importance of Pinios river and of the water resources in general for our region.
Taking into consideration the above, the Regional Association of Thessaly Municipalities is organising a conference on the subject “PINIOS RIVER: SOURCE OF LIFE AND GROWTH IN THESSALY”, with a view to highlighting all parameters which directly or indirectly relate to Pinios river and the aquatic sector in Thessaly.
This initiative of the Regional Association of Thessaly Municipalities will involve scientists, Educational Institutions, Research Centres, producers’ organisations and, of course, the people participating in the Local Government and the citizens.
The Conference will cover the following topics:
A. Historical development of Pinios river ecosystem
B. Pinios river water body
C. Economic activities and prospects for growth in the plain of Thessaly - The essential role of water
D. Pinios river and urban/rural environment
E. Arts and culture
F. Policy and administration
G. Education, innovation, research and growth
Soon there will be announcements about the exact date, the venue, the committees of the Conference.