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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

Mahafir: a water harvesting system in the Eastern Jordan (Badia) desert

published at : The Muslim World

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AGNEW C.T. ; ANDERSON E. ; LANCASTER W. ; LANCASTER F. ;

Abstract

This paper, in response to the growing demand for water, examines the operation of these often ancient, now largely abandoned, water harvesting systems (mahafir) and to assess wether they can offer an alternative water supply hence reducing pressure on the overtaxed groundwater resource. The analysis is based upon fieldwork carried out in the Badia region during 1993. Mahafir are crescent and rectangular shaped excavations dug into the playa surface. Their source of water is primarily direct rainfall onto the playa surface augmented by runoff from adjacent slopes

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 37, no 1 [pp. 69-80]

Bibliographic references : 60 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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