Managing Drought through Qan?t and Water Conservation in Afghanistan

Authored by: Saifullah Khan , Saeid Eslamian

Underground Aqueducts Handbook

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498748308
eBook ISBN: 9781315368566
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Afghanistan is a landlocked country, bordered on the west by Iran; on the north by Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; on the northeast by China; and on the east by Pakistan. Afghanistan, a country about the size of Texas, boasts elevations to more than 7315 m (24,000 f). Its rugged topography has both physical and cultural implications, critical to understanding why the country has never been totally conquered (Lineback 2001).

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