Angkor Hydraulic City

The world’s most extensive medieval sacred water management network of the ancient Kmer Empire. Krit Thienvutichai Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaelogical sites in Southeast Asia. WIth impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization (UNESCO).…

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Delhi Sultanate Waterworks

Ancient network of water harvestingstructures in Delhi, India. Tanvi Gupta Delhi is located in the Northern part of India being continuously inhabited since the 6th century B.C. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as the capital of various kingdoms, most notably the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal empire. Two prominent features of the geography…

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Baoli (water stories)

Rainwater and natural stormwater channels from Delhi ridge are stored in the ground and it is directly accessible to people by a flight of stairs. The narrow staircase is divided into three parts, which runs along the inner three walls of rectangular baoli. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi,…

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Bund

Water harvesting mud embankments restrain natural streams of stormwater runoff in its upper reaches and direct it for storage in hauz (lake) and baoli (stepwell). Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi, India Climate: Overlap of humid subtropical and semi arid Year: 1206 A.D. – 1526 A.D. Water type: Drinkable…

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Baoli (water works)

Rainwater and natural storm water channels from Delhi ridge is stored in ground and it is directly accessible to people by a flight of stairs. The narrow staircase is divided into three parts, which runs along inner three walls of rectangular baoli. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting struc-tures, Delhi, India…

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Hauz

Water tanks which harvest rainwater and stormwater during monsoon season. Main function of the hauz was to collect rainwater over a large expanse of land. Project Name: Delhi Sultanate Waterworks, Ancient network of water harvesting structures, Delhi, India Climate: Overlap of humid subtropical and semi-arid Year: 1206 A.D. – 1526 A.D. Water type: Drinkable rainwater…

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