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


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

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