G.R. Kuros, "Water & Irrigation Techniques in Ancient Iran".
Publisher: Iranian National Committee | ISBN: 964666864X | 2007 edition | PDF | 211 Pages | 8.65 MB
Water scarcity, as well as, insufficient precipitation in our country has made the responsible Iranians challenge the technical, institutional, environmental, and social issues to establish sustainable water and Irrigation development and management in arid and semi-arid regions of Iran. Indeed, the history of water supply, Irrigation, and drainage in Iran reveals how the relevant structures have played their important roles in forming, flourishing and development of civilizations. There are over 30,000 ancient, Qanats, as well as, thousands of water structures such as weirs, benchings, bed groins, water reservoirs, water-mills, traditional baths, etc many of which are still under operation.