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civilisation hydraulique

English translation: hydraulic civilisation

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French term or phrase:civilisation hydraulique
English translation:hydraulic civilisation
Entered by: Angela Dickson
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11:43 May 20, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
International Org/Dev/Coop / Water politics
French term or phrase: civilisation hydraulique
Context: discussion of NGO intervention in Sri Lanka. SL is described as a 'civilisation hydraulique' and while I know what this means - a country which relies heavily on transporting water into its extensive dry areas - I am at a loss to find a concise English version. Any ideas?
Angela Dickson
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:31
hydraulic civilisation
Explanation:
check these sites
www.srilankan-holidays.com/exotica/ exotica_details.asp?TNO=SI16&AID=HC - 24k
wanni.org/hydraulic.htm - 10k

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-05-20 11:49:14 GMT)
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there are a lot of references on Google
www.lankalibrary.com/geo/ancient/rajarata.htm - 31k
wanni.org/hydraulic.htm
www.nexcorpsl.com/sinhala/a4.htm
www.rbherath.com/books.html
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suezen
Local time: 01:31
Grading comment
Thanks, everybody!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
hydraulic civilisation


Explanation:
check these sites
www.srilankan-holidays.com/exotica/ exotica_details.asp?TNO=SI16&AID=HC - 24k
wanni.org/hydraulic.htm - 10k

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-05-20 11:49:14 GMT)
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there are a lot of references on Google
www.lankalibrary.com/geo/ancient/rajarata.htm - 31k
wanni.org/hydraulic.htm
www.nexcorpsl.com/sinhala/a4.htm
www.rbherath.com/books.html

suezen
Local time: 01:31
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PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thanks, everybody!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gabrielle Lyons: 'civilization' is US spelling - google that too, esp: http://www.answers.com/topic/hydraulic-empire
3 mins
  -> thanks Gabrielle

agree  French Foodie: Yes, just found an article that seems right up Asker's alley by the World Water Council. Will post it above
3 mins
  -> thanks Mara :-)

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
11 mins
  -> thanks Vicky

agree  Loubna Benkirane
59 mins
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