سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰

محل انتشار: همایش بین المللی دانش سنتی مدیریت منابع آب

تعداد صفحات: ۶

نویسنده(ها):

Mohammad Karamouz – Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Sara Nazif – Professor Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran,

چکیده:

Middle Eastern countries are located at an arid and semi arid region with limited water resources with adequate quality for supplying the water demand of highly increasing population. Due to challenges of water supply in this region, different innovative activities are employed for water supply considering the specific characteristics of each region. Specific attention is also given in these activities to keep and improve water quality. In this paper, the history of water development activities related to Middle East especially Persian are discussed. The historical developments of Qanats, Madies, small dams as well as drainage systems, some still functioning, are addressed