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Water 2015, 7(2), 455-463; doi:10.3390/w7020455

Evolution of Water Supply, Sanitation, Wastewater, and Stormwater Technologies Globally

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Institute of Iraklion, National Foundation for Agricultural Research (N.AG.RE.F.), Iraklion 71307, Greece
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Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, No. 577, Huan Cheng West Road, Kunming 650034, China
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Academic Editor: Miklas Scholz
Received: 19 December 2014 / Revised: 12 January 2015 / Accepted: 22 January 2015 / Published: 3 February 2015
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Abstract

This paper provides an outline of history of hydro-technologies in the west and the east. It is an overview of the special issue on “the evolution of hydro-technologies globally”, in which the key topics regarding the history of water and sanitation worldwide, and its importance to future cities are presented and discussed. It covers a wide range of relevant historical issues, and is presented in three categories: productivity assessment, institutional framework and mechanisms, and governance aspects. This paper concludes by discussing the challenges on future research in this field of study. View Full-Text
Keywords: aqueducts-like qanats; cisterns; flood protection; lessons learned from the past; water history; water supply; wells; water resources management aqueducts-like qanats; cisterns; flood protection; lessons learned from the past; water history; water supply; wells; water resources management
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Angelakis, A.N.; Zheng, X.Y. Evolution of Water Supply, Sanitation, Wastewater, and Stormwater Technologies Globally. Water 2015, 7, 455-463.

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