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04.10.2011 - Natural Sciences Sector

Water History for our Times republished

The revised version of Water History for our Times was published end of June 2011 by UNESCO-IHP. The essay was written by Professor Fekri Hassan, the Egyptian archaeologist and historian. Among many other sources, it draws on his extensive research and on articles of the first Volume of the History of Water and Civilization series, "Water History and Humanity" (forthcoming).

The books purpose is to foster a better understanding of the historical development, cultural diversity and ethics of freshwater use and management, and its relationship to issues of equity, cooperation and social cohesion, which is considered a prerequisite for the equitable and peaceful sharing of water resources.

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