Next Article in Journal
Comparing Mixed-Media and Conventional Slow-Sand Filters for Arsenic Removal from Groundwater
Next Article in Special Issue
Resilient Governance of Water Regimes in Variable Climates: Lessons from California’s Hydro-Ecological Zones
Previous Article in Journal
Roof Rainwater Harvesting in Central Mexico: Uses, Benefits, and Factors of Adoption
Previous Article in Special Issue
Ancient to Recent-Past Runoff Harvesting Agriculture in Recharge Playas of the Hyper-Arid Southern Israel
Open AccessReview

Sustainably Managing Reservoir Storage: Ancient Roots of a Modern Challenge

by G. Mathias Kondolf 1,2,† and Alan Farahani 3,*,†
Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Collegium-Lyon Institute for Advanced Study, University of Lyon, 24 rue Jean Baldassini, Allée A–2nd Floor, 69007 Lyon, France
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Water 2018, 10(2), 117;
Received: 30 September 2017 / Revised: 26 December 2017 / Accepted: 11 January 2018 / Published: 29 January 2018
Sedimentation is a major issue for water systems worldwide, but the need for sustainable sediment management is rarely addressed. This article surveys the problem of sedimentation in the contemporary sphere in addition to drawing on archaeological evidence of past unsustainable and sustainable sedimentation management practices. A compact characterization scheme is presented for identifying the scale of sedimentation management, both past and present. The results of the research illustrate that communities have grappled with issues of sedimentation for as long as water storage has existed. System failure from sedimentation is therefore not inevitable, but arises from a combination of social and biophysical factors. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; reservoirs; sedimentation; archaeology sustainability; reservoirs; sedimentation; archaeology
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Kondolf, G.M.; Farahani, A. Sustainably Managing Reservoir Storage: Ancient Roots of a Modern Challenge. Water 2018, 10, 117.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop