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12 October 2004
A: In a recent Scientific American (Feb. 2001), Peter H. Gleick (director of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security) made the following statement "The history of human civilization is entwined with the history of the ways we have learned to manipulate water resources." waterhistory.org will hopefully shed additional light on this relationship.
A: waterhistory.org is looking for anything that deals with the role of water in history. Or conversely, the impact of history on water. We are particularly interested in social and economic investigations. For example, we encourage speculations on how water systems impact the human condition . . . for better or worse.
A: Definitely, waterhistory.org is also interested in: (1) informative cultural resource studies; (2) entertaining (but factual) pieces; (3) insightful general interpretations, (4) short and readable professional treatises; (5) background information for world travelers, (6) short biographies of historic figures; and (7) articles that address historical controversies.
A: Yes, waterhistory.org is also interested in other pieces of an historical or artistic nature like: quirky photographs, illustrations, "how-to-get-there" maps, water-related art, etc.
A: Not really. It may be instructive to look at articles already posted on waterhistory.org. We encourage authors to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Internet. We would appreciate a short biography (2-3 paragraphs) of the principal author.