Water Wisdom of the Ancients

by L. Michael Trapasso, Prof. of Geography and Director of the College Heights weather station; Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1996, Vol. 66, Issue 1, Pg. 64-65

Document Type: Feature article


Two water systems thousands of years old--the falaj system in Oman and China's Dujiangyan water works--are still in use today. A climatologist describes how these systems meet modern-day needs for irrigation, flood control and drinking-water distribution.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Irrigation | Floods | Drinking water | Climates

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