Water is a metaphor for life; it is also a crucial ingredient to the emergence of civilization. First, review the Managing Water in the Ancient World presentation. Then, pick one of the following civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Achaemenid Empire, Roman Empire, Mayan Empire, Han Empire, or Hohokam Civilization.
Write an initial post of at least 300 words that addresses these issues:
How did this society attempt to secure a fresh water source?
How did the nature of the water supply itself condition the strategy this society chose?
What resources, labor, and materials were required to build and maintain the tools or techniques required by the strategy?
What side effects or potential problems arose as this society developed, established, expanded, or maintained this water supply strategy?
Why do you think this water management strategy was effective or ultimately ineffective?