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canalization

[‚kan·əl·ə′zā·shən]
(engineering)
Any system of distribution canals or conduits for water, gas, electricity, or steam.
(evolution)
The effect of natural selection on development to produce pathways that are insensitive to minor genetic or environmental variation; results in the phenotypic norm of the species.
(medicine)
Surgical method of wound drainage without tubes by forming channels.
(physiology)
The formation of new channels in tissues, such as the formation of new blood vessels through a thrombus.
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About 280 workers of the Nawa development project from the Nangarhar Department of Canalisation went on strike on Sunday, demanding the distribution of land plots promised by President Hamid Karzai.
The $120,000 (5,428,800 afghanis) project was financed by Japan through UN Habitat, Nangarhar Director of Water Supply and Canalisation Parwaiz Alishingi told Pajhwok Afghan News.
There is no canalisation of branches for a long time, while provincial irrigation department is negligent.
<p>These projects, carried out by Morocco's drinking water utility (ONEP), include notably a 300 km water canalisation, 12 water tanks with a capacity of 1,200 m3 and five pumping stations.
Ayresome, also known since the 12th century by other spellings, including Arusum and Airsome, is thought to mean "community by the river", because it was bounded by the Tees on the west as well as the north until 1810 when canalisation beheaded the Mandale loop of the old river.