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Ancient Water Management

  • Robert Maliva
  • Thomas Missimer
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Lessons learned about water supply in ancient civilizations that have survived and flourished in arid and semiarid lands, can place our current water challenges within an historical framework and provide starting points for new (or rediscovery of old) solutions today. The lessons from ancient civilizations that ultimately collapsed can also provide insights into strategies that are ultimately unsustainable.

Keywords

Adaptive Capacity Canal System Ancient Civilization Manage Aquifer Recharge Negev Desert 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Maliva
    • 1
  • Thomas Missimer
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger Water ServicesFort MyersUSA
  2. 2. Water Desalination and Reuse CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalSaudi Arabia

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