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Title Water societies and technologies from the past and present / edited by Yijie Zhuang, Mark Altaweel.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary Today our societies face great challenges with water, in terms of both quantity and quality, but many of these challenges have already existed in the past. Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present seeks to highlight the issues that emerge or re-emerge across different societies and periods, and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability. Incorporating cutting-edge research and pioneering field surveys on past and present water management practices, the interdisciplinary contributors together identify how societies managed water resource challenges and utilised water in ways that allowed them to evolve, persist, or drastically alter their environment. The case studies, from different periods, ancient and modern, and from different regions, including Egypt, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Southwest United States, the Indus Basin, the Yangtze River, the Mesopotamian floodplain, the early Islamic city of Sultan Kala in Turkmenistan, and ancient Korea, offer crucial empirical data to readers interested in comparing the dynamics of water management practices across time and space, and to those who wish to understand water-related issues through conceptual and quantitative models of water use. The case studies also challenge classical theories on water management and social evolution, examine and establish the deep historical roots and ecological foundations of water sustainability issues, and contribute new grounds for innovations in sustainable urban planning and ecological resilience.
Contents Intro; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: Interdisciplinary research into water management and societies; Part I: Modelling long-term change; 2. Holocene evolution of rivers, climate and human societies in the Indus basin; 3. Habitat hysteresis in ancient Egypt; 4. Geoarchaeology of prehistoric moated sites and water management in the Middle River Yangtze, China
5. Rice fields, water management and agricultural development in the prehistoric Lake Taihu region and the Ningshao PlainPart II: Technologies across time and space; 6. Recognition criteria for canals and rivers in the Mesopotamian floodplain; 7. The Udhruh region: A green desert in the hinterland of ancient Petra; 8. Flowing into the city: Approaches to water management in the early Islamic city of Sultan Kala, Turkmenistan; 9. Water management across time: Dealing with too much or too little water in ancient Mesopotamia
10. Framing urban water sustainability: Analysing infrastructure controversies in LondonPart III: Water and societies; 11. Early Indian Buddhism, water and rice: Collective responses to socio-ecological stress: Relevance for global environmental discourse and Anthropocene studies; 12. Water for the state or water for the people? Wittfogel in South and South East Asia in the first millennium; 13. Agricultural development, irrigation management and social resilience in ancient Korea; 14. Quoting Gandhi, or how to study ancient irrigation when the future depended on what one did today; Index
Language English.
Subject Water resources development.
Water-supply -- Management.
Ressources en eau -- Exploitation.
Eau -- Approvisionnement -- Gestion.
water resources development.
Anthropology.
Archaeology by period -- region.
Archaeology.
Environmental archaeology.
Industrial archaeology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Water resources development. (OCoLC)fst01171955
Water-supply -- Management. (OCoLC)fst01172390
Eau -- Aspect social -- Histoire -- Études de cas.
Approvisionnement en eau -- Gestion -- Histoire -- Études de cas.
Gestion des ressources en eau -- Histoire -- Études de cas.
Indexed Term water
technology
archaeology
water use
water sustainability
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Zhuang, Yijie, editor.
Altaweel, Mark, editor.
Other Form: Print version: WATER SOCIETIES AND TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT. [Place of publication not identified] : UCL PRESS, 2018 1911576712 (OCoLC)1039323686
ISBN 9781911576693 (electronic bk.)
1911576690 (electronic bk.)
1911576712
9781911576716
9781911576709
1911576704
Standard No. 10.14324/111.978191157693 doi
AU@ 000065197571

 
    
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