China is one of the most wealthy and technologically advanced countries in the world. Yet, when it comes to irrigating desert regions, an ingenious indigenous irrigation system continues to be the most practical and effective solution.

“The Karez is a modern-day engineering marvel and a prime example of a native people working with, not against, the forces of nature to deliver their needs – in this case, water.” (Smithsonian Channel, 30 Apr 2019)

[Date: 30 Apr 2019. Posted: 3 Mar 2020.]