RIPAM 10.5Piran (Slovenia) – October 10-11, 2024
Call for paperAbstract new extended Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024
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OrganizerEuro-Mediterranean University EMUNI
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Co-organizer(s)Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale- OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics) and Union pour la Méditerranée (UpM)
ThemeAncient Hydrologic Systems and Water Management in the Mediterranean Region
SynthesisIn the Mediterranean region, ancient water harvesting systems are an integral part of cultural heritage. Cisterns, wells, khettaras, aqueducts, qanats and fog gathering represent the knowledge, skills and values of ancient societies and have been used for millennia as a reliable source to ensure water supplies. They played a crucial role in sustaining life and developing prosperous civilizations around the Mediterranean basin. Many of these systems constitute remarkable technical feats and continue to be studied and admired for their ingenuity, efficiency and strong cultural, historical, technological, socio-economic and environmental impact.
At a time when scarcity of (clean) water is a significant global challenge affecting millions of people around the world, understanding ancient hydraulic systems can provide our modern societies with valuable lessons for sustainable water management and environmental management, and can also help us foster a sense of pride, connection and continuity within the Mediterranean community.
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