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The Qanat System : A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters. / Sanaan Bensi, Negar.

Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. ed. / Carola Hein. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020. p. 40-57.

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Sanaan Bensi, N 2020, The Qanat System: A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters. in C Hein (ed.), Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 40-57. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_3

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Sanaan Bensi, N. (2020). The Qanat System: A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters. In C. Hein (Ed.), Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future (pp. 40-57). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_3

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Sanaan Bensi N. The Qanat System: A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters. In Hein C, editor, Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2020. p. 40-57 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_3

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Sanaan Bensi, Negar. / The Qanat System : A Reflection on the Heritage of the Extraction of Hidden Waters. Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. editor / Carola Hein. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020. pp. 40-57

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