Qanat, an ancient invention for water management

October 6, 2020 - 11:42

For thousands of years, qanat (ancient subterranean aqueduct) systems have supplied water to agricultural and permanent settlements in arid regions of Iran.

The concept of “Persian Qanat” was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2016. 

Based on a recent survey, some 37,000 out of a total of 120,000 qanats are still in use in the country.

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