Water Heritage on TheWaterChannel
UNESCO’s World Heritage List includes 962 properties that are of outstanding cultural or natural value. A further 1564 properties are listed under its Tentative List.
Water, of course, lies at the centre of human heritage. Many of these properties were developed to manage water, or were shaped by water as a force of nature.
Here are some videos and image galleries on TheWaterChannel that take you on a visual tour of some of these heritage sites:
As important as these large, impressive structures are small but equally ingenious innovations, such as these traditional water lifting mechanisms in India. Do you know of other such examples: small-scale, less-known but very creative? Please share with us!