Amunas in Peru. Image via Condesan.

Episode 11: Ancient Irrigation in Lima, Peru

Join Meredith as she discusses  water — including water restrictions in the California drought, the cost of desalination, and how Lima, Peru is combating its modern drought with ancient pre-Inca irrigation systems called amunas from the Wari civilization.

 

Links and Additional Content:

Pre-Inca Canals May Solve Lima’s Water Crisis via The New Scientist

Ancient Tech Could Help Solve Lima’s Water Crisis via Smithsonian Magazine

Ancient Canals in Andes Reveal Early Agriculture via National Geographic

Video including excellent footage of amunas in action. NOTE: The video *is in Spanish* — which we don’t speak, so we can’t vouch for or endorse the information shared. -Mer