Tuesday 04 Nov 2014Water Transport through the Ages

Ian Crossley - Hazen and Sawyer

Harrison 103 13:00-14:00

Safe drinking water is a primary component for a successful society and economy. Without a safe drinking water supply system, large cities could not exist. From Roman times and earlier, engineers have strived to bring wholesome water to large populations.

This lecture will review the history of water transportation, the development of aqueducts and tunnels, distribution pipelines and pumping systems. Examples of such systems will be used to illustrate the engineering and technological advances made, especially over the last one hundred years.

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