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Colloquium- KEEPING THE OLD WITH THE NEW: HISTORIC DIFFUSION AND RESTORATION OF QANAT WATER SUPPLY

Fri, September 19, 2014 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • CLA 0.128

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Please join the Department of Geography and the Environment for our fall 2014 colloquium series. We will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Dale Lightfoot of Oklahoma State University. 

KEEPING THE OLD WITH THE NEW: HISTORIC DIFFUSION AND RESTORATION OF QANAT WATER SUPPLY

Qanats create a flowing source of water where natural surface flow may be absent or insufficient.  They are historic systems of water supply that gave birth to many settlements and fed the expansion of others.  Research conducted over the past decade has highlighted the rapidity of qanat abandonment in many countries and the importance of maintaining these sustainable systems.  Drawing on 22 years experience with qanat surveys in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, Dr. Lightfoot will offer the current view of historic diffusion and ecology of qanats and ongoing efforts by scholars, state governments, and international organizations to refurbish and better integrate qanats into contemporary water supply.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email madelineenos@austin.utexas.edu.


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