Special Issue "Worldwide History of Water Supply, Sanitation, Wastewater and Stormwater Technologies"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014)
Dr. Andreas N. Angelakis
1 National Foundation for Agricultural Research (N.AG.RE.F.), Institute of Iraklio, 71110 Iraklio, Greece
2 Hellenic Union of Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage (EDEYA), 41222 Larissa, Greece
Phone: +30 2810225833
Fax: +30 2810245873
Professor Xiaoyun Zheng
President of International Water History Association (IWHA) and Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Kunming, China
“One who doesn’t know the history is unable to plan the future”.
The aims of the IWA Specialist Group on Water and Wastewater in Ancient Civilizations (WWAC) are:
(a) To reveal the cultural heritage in various regions of the world and to make visible the archaeological remnants of technologies which have contributed to the development of the existing technologies in water and wastewater management.
(b) To describe and evaluate the old technologies, which on a long term may contribute to water and wastewater management systems and to the development of integrated methodologies.
(c) To develop small systems based on old technologies using new equipment, which may be of great significance for water, wastewater and environmental management in the future.
Themes to be covered:
- Ancient water supply and wastewater sanitation technologies
- Ancient water supply, storm water, and wastewater management technologies: Legacies and lessons
- Methods, practices, and techniques of water and wastewater resources management in ancient civilizations
- Traditional water, rainwater, and wastewater systems.
- Aquedacts, cisterns, qanats (kareez), foundaints, and wells, and other technologies in ancient civilizations
- Urban water use in the past
- History of irrigation
- Evolution of water and wastewater technologies through the millennia
- Old influence in modern water and wastewater technologies. And
- Socio-economic role of water in ancient civilizations
- Technologies of water and social transformation
Dr. Andreas N. Angelakis
Prof. Xiaoyun Zheng
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- chinese dynasties
- indus civilizations
- bronze age
- hellenistic and roman civilizations
- egyptians and mesopotamians civilizations
- evolution of drains, sewers, toilets and bath rooms
- pre-columbian civilizations
- sanitation in urban areas
- water borne diseases
- water cistern, fountains and wells
- water distribution systems
- water harvesting