Limassol Case Study


Case Study Details

Location: Limassol, Cyprus

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Detecting contamination in drink water networks has become critical for the safety of citizens and is one of the most challenging scenarios to address. Hence within PathoCERT, it will be conducted similar exercises under this scenario, one in Limassol Cyprus and a second in Granada Spain. The first exercise will aim to identify the challenges and demonstrate some early prototypes of the developed technologies while the second will be used to test the mature technologies and measure the impact of the PathoCERT tools.

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter-Scale occurred in the morning hours of Monday, 1st June 2025 in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Tremors and aftershocks were felt all over the island of Cyprus with major damage caused all along the southern coast and inland. Health services are reporting an increasing number of pathogenic incidents that relate to water contamination leading Government agencies to believe that wastewater is contaminating the drinking water infrastructure. All essential services have been mobilized and assessment teams of the CCD, the District Officers and the Mayor’s Offices of the city of Limassol were tasked to conduct preliminary evaluations of affected buildings and infrastructure. Teams from the Ministry of Communication and Works have been mobilized to restore the damaged infrastructure. The following tools and technologies will be evaluated: PathoSENSE, PathoTHREAT, PathoINVEST, PathoWARE, PathoVIEW, PathoIMS.