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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?
This article may prove useful, Angela:
Thousand Years of Hydraulic Civilization, Some Sociotechnical Aspects of Water Management