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2008

What Makes traditional technologies tick ? a review of traditional approaches for Water Management in drylands

UNU - INWEH

Titre : What Makes traditional technologies tick ? a review of traditional approaches for Water Management in drylands

UNU Desertification Series No. 8

Edited by  : Zafar Adeel, Brigitte Schuster and Harriet Bigas
Publisher  : UNU - INWEH
Date de parution : 2008
Pages : 100

Présentation
Management of scarce water resources is a major challenge for people living in drylands (please see box for a definition of drylands). Over the centuries, dryland dwellers have overcome this challenge through traditional methods of water harvesting and management, which have ensured long-term sustainability of water resources through demand management and adequate resource replenishment. In general, these methodologies – despite being effective and cost-efficient – are either in decline or have been completely abandoned Building up on previous work undertaken within the United Nations University (UNU) on dryland management, UNU launched an initiative in 2001 to specifically address the research needs and to evaluate the current status of traditional water technologies in drylands around the world. This chapter provides the context for the studies presented in this book and describes how it has helped develop a better overall understanding of the traditional water management technologies, and in doing so, brought greater international attention to this field of science.

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