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Qanat is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water to human settlements and for irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates. The technology is known to have developed in ancient Iran, and then spread to other cultures, but a recently discovered falaj systems both in al-Ain, UAE is dated to 1000 BC, and in Umm Safah, Sharja dated to the Iron Age. The value of a qanat is directly related to the quality, volume and regularity of the water flow.

Qanat is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water to human settlements and for irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates. The technology is known to have developed in ancient Iran, and then spread to other cultures, but a recently discovered falaj systems both in al-Ain, UAE is dated to 1000 BC, and in Umm Safah, Sharja dated to the Iron Age. The value of a qanat is directly related to the quality, volume and regularity of the water flow.

Système de qanat pour le transport de l'eau dans l'ancienne ville de Douch, oasis de Kharga

Système de qanat pour le transport de l'eau dans l'ancienne ville de Douch, oasis de Kharga

The Kish Qanat In Kariz, Iran Is More Than 2,500 Years Old ◬

The Kish Qanat In Kariz, Iran Is More Than 2,500 Years Old ◬

Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. Aquifer (large pond) for qanat system in background. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the source, which is generally an upland aquifer. (photo Carol Riphenburg)

Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. Aquifer (large pond) for qanat system in background. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the source, which is generally an upland aquifer. (photo Carol Riphenburg)

A qanāt (from Arabic: قناة‎, in Persian: کاریز‎ kariz) is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates.

A qanāt (from Arabic: قناة‎, in Persian: کاریز‎ kariz) is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates.

Harvesting Water and Harnessing Cooperation: Qanat Systems in the Middle East and Asia | Middle East Institute

Harvesting Water and Harnessing Cooperation: Qanat Systems in the Middle East and Asia | Middle East Institute

Hydraulic systems in an ancient underground Iranian city

Hydraulic systems in an ancient underground Iranian city

Qanat System

Qanat System

The Persian Qanat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Jupar, Iran - ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity

The Persian Qanat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Jupar, Iran - ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity

yakhchal badgir | The Qanat System of Yazd - Travel to Iran /

yakhchal badgir | The Qanat System of Yazd - Travel to Iran /

Pisirici kasteli (Gaziantep) / Turkish Water architecture ...... The "kastel" (fountain) used to be part of a bigger group of buildings, and it is thought to have been built in 1282. "Kastels" are water fountains built below ground, and they are structures peculiar to Gaziantep. They are places for ablution, prayer, washing and relaxation.

Pisirici kasteli (Gaziantep) / Turkish Water architecture ...... The "kastel" (fountain) used to be part of a bigger group of buildings, and it is thought to have been built in 1282. "Kastels" are water fountains built below ground, and they are structures peculiar to Gaziantep. They are places for ablution, prayer, washing and relaxation.