hydrological civilization

hydrological civilization

[‚hī·drə′läj·ə·kəl ‚siv·ə·lə′zā·shən]
(anthropology)
A civilization that depends on sophisticated water management to sustain its agriculture.
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Keeping in view the historical significance of these village tanks, Herath Manthrithilake, head of the research program at the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, says that the tanks represent a new kind of hydrological civilization. This is because traditionally, the tanks were not constructed for the purpose of irrigation alone.
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