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9th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999

Section 12: Posters

Paper 12.19

Artificial Recharge Methods of Kariz

Abdolkarim Behnia
Irrigation Department, Agricultural College
Shahid Chamran University
P. O. Box 61355-114 Ahvaz, Iran
Fax: 0098-611-330079


Kariz is one of the Iranian traditional water harvesting systems. Unfortunately some experts believe that water loss during winter and out of the crop season is the main disadvantage of this method. One of the methods to increase the discharge of kariz, is to recharge the aquifer artificially, where the karez tunnels are dug in them. This can be done by different methods, which are divided by "surface recharge" method and "underground recharge" method. Some case studies of Iran will be considered in this paper.

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