The past in the present: archeology for contemporary land and water management

The past in the present: archeology for contemporary land and water management

Conveners: Oren Ackermann

During the past few decades, the entire world has suffered from land degradation and water shortage as a result of a significant increase in population which has led to increased land and water utilization. This raises the question of whether in ancient times, humans faced similar problems and challenges?

Many studies conducted in the field of archaeology and environment show that humans in the past faced many challenges with great success. Therefore, our current research challenge is to learn from ancient societies the secret of land and water management. Archaeology is one of the best methodologies for coping with these questions as it is essentially a very old, often well-preserved archive of events.

The aim of the given session is to present state-of-art studies that may shed light on ancient technologies and methods that can help with Contemporary Land and Water Management.