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Development of passive defense in drinking water supply

Abstract

The history of water supply in the desert province of Yazd indicates the many difficulties that the people of this province have experienced throughout history to supply water. The predecessors of Yazd province, by managing the waters of seasonal rivers, springs, groundwater and water collected from rainfall, provided the water needed for agricultural and drinking purposes of the citizens by creating traditional structures. With the advent of the modern water supply system, the historic water structures that formed the water supply process in the province have been taken out of operation. Since a significant part of these structures are still usable, in this regard, this article is a descriptive-analytical method and based on the perceptions of field visits and interviews with local experts in Yazd province, while pointing to the weaknesses of water supply systems. Modern has dealt with the need to use traditional water supply along with other proposed solutions (including the creation and strengthening of new urban settlements, development of optimal methods of production and utilization of water resources, development of optimal methods of water consumption, etc.). According to the research, using the capacities of traditional structures in the province is one of the practical and operational solutions that can be considered for passive defense studies of Yazd province water supply system. The results of this article consider the use of traditional water supply system and its combination with modern urban water supply as a necessity in accordance with the principles of passive defense and as one of the appropriate management solutions for drinking water supply in Yazd. Of course, in order to achieve stability in the drinking water supply of this city, it is necessary for other proposed projects in this article to be considered by the esteemed officials of the province.

Of course, in order to achieve stability in the drinking water supply of this city, it is necessary for other proposed projects in this article to be considered by the esteemed officials of the province.

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