Karez in Kurdistan

Ancient water tunnels called “Karez” in Iraqi Kurdistan are rapidly drying up, a clear sign that the recent regional droughts are hitting the villages hard. Climate change seems to be unfolding at a wider scale and the future for groundwater supply seems bleak. Dale Lightfoot, an american geographer, travels the northern provinces of Kurdistan to document the situation. It urges UNESCO to set up a major initiative to safe the karez tunnels of Kurdistan.

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Produced by: Joshka Wessels, Sapiens Productions – supported by UNESCO Office for Iraq
Year: 2009
Language: English

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