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2018

Territorial Water Cooperation in the Central Plateau of Iran

Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Titre : Territorial Water Cooperation in the Central Plateau of Iran

*Explains how water can appear as a ground for cooperation rather than the matter of war * Clarifies the role of the socio-economic structures in preventing any conflict and tension over the shared water resources among the local communities in the central plateau of Iran * Gives insight into the indigenous adaptation strategies through the territorial water cooperation * Indicates how modernity can unbalance the relationship between the local communities and their shared water resources, contributing to the on-going water crisis

Auteur : Labbaf Khaneiki, Majid
Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG ;
Date de parution : 20 novembre 2018
Pages : 199

Descriptif
This book tries to answer the question how different communities in such an arid area as the Iranian central plateau could have shared their limited water resources in a perfect harmony and peace over the course of history. They invented some indigenous technologies as well as cooperative socio-economic systems in order to better adapt themselves to their harsh environment where the scarce water resources had to be rationed among the different communities as sustainably as possible. Those stories hold some lessons for us on how to adjust our needs to our geographical possibilities while living side by side with other people. This work gives insight into the indigenous adaptation strategies through the territorial water cooperation, and describes how water can appear as a ground for cooperation. It explains the water supply systems and social aspects of water in central Iran. Topics include the territorial water cooperation, qanat’s, the traditional water management and sustainability, the socio-economic context, the sustainable management of shared aquifers system and more.

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