Lessons from the ancients on water resources sustainability

Larry Mays

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At the beginning of this new millennium we have a water crisis which threatens human's existence in many parts of the world. One might ask, how sustainable is it to live in a world where approximately 1.1 billion people lack safe drinking water, approximately 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation, and between 2 and 5 million people die annually from water-related diseases (Gleick, 2005)?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAncient Water Technologies
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9789048186310
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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