Tradition and Innovation in Water Use and Reclamation

by Saul Arlosoroff,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Appropriate Technology in Water Supply and Waste Disposal

Abstract: Of all the arts of food production, none is older or more important than irrigation. Historical and archaeological findings show that irrigation played a major role in the development of ancient civilizations. Large, arid, and semi-arid countries owed their existence to knowledge of irrigation practices. This chapter examines various irrigation practices, including innovations that followed the Industrial Revolution.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Arid lands | Innovation | Water reclamation | Archaeology | Industries

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