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Improved Traditional Engineering in Yemen
Dr. Frank van Steenbergen
In this video, Frank van Steenbergen takes us through examples of traditional engineering in Hadramawt, Yemen. Designed to manage flood discharges from an inland river, the origin of these structures is centuries old. The farmers, however, have also been using modern construction material and techniques to reinforce them and enhance their utility.sediment transports in spate irrigation.
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