ARCHAEOLOGY PUBLICATIONS

A. Vogel: The sustainable development of hydro power from the point of history
“Proceedings of the United Nations Symposium on Hydropower and Sustainable Development 2004”, Beijing, China
A. Vogel: History of Dam Engineering
“Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering 2004”, pp. 401-409, Nanjing, China
A. Vogel: Old fluming dams near Vienna
“Proceedings of 3rd World Water Forum”, Kyoto, Japan, March 2003
A. Vogel: Lessons from failures of irrigation and flood control dams
“Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of the International Commission Irrigation and Drainage ICID 2002”, Vol. 1D, pp. 229-243, Montreal, Canada, July 2002
Historical Dams
historical dams
Foundation of the future rests on the achievements of the past.

This publication presents not only the history of dams, historical dams, and the history of development of technologies for various types of dams, but it also highlights the skills and techniques deployed by the builders since olden times.

The description of the oldest large earthen dam, the storage created in Fayum Depression; water management in antiquity in the Urartu Kingdom; development of “Qanats” in Iran; dam-building activity in Spain, Central Europe, and by the Nabataeans, old Sudanese Kush Empire, and the old Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; development of the Mining Ponds in Upper Harz in Germany; and construction of various types of dams during the Seljuk and Ottoman periods, and in Spain and Danube area of Europe present an interesting historical narration.

This publication presents a fascinating insight into the earlier techniques of dam construction.

Covering the history of dam building in several of present day countries, this book is a useful and authentic compilation of hydraulic engineering feats for storage of water through structures of various types and sizes.
A. Vogel: An Outline of the History of Dam Construction in the Danube Area
“Historical Dams”, Editor H. Fahlbusch, International Commission Irrigation and Drainage ICID, pp. 401-416, New Delhi, 2001
A. Vogel: The Historical Development of the Gravity Dam
“Historical Dams”, Editor H. Fahlbusch, International Commission Irrigation and Drainage ICID, pp. 61-70, New Delhi, 2001
A. Vogel: Old Dams in the Alps With Special Functions of Retention
“Historische Wasserwirtschaft im Alpenraum und an der Donau”, pp. 225-235, Verlag Konrad Wittwer, Stuttgart 1994
A. Vogel: An Outline of the History of Dam Construction in Australia up to 1920
Historische Talsperren 2, pp. 387-414, Verlag Konrad Wittwer, Stuttgart 1991
A. Vogel, M. Botzan and R. Klein: Old Dams in Romania
Historische Talsperren 2, pp. 371-386, Verlag Konrad Wittwer, Stuttgart 1991
A. Vogel , G. Garbrecht: The Dams of Dara
Historische Talsperren 2, pp. 263-276, Verlag Konrad Wittwer, Stuttgart 1991
A. Vogel: The Chalcolitic Dams of Jawa in Jordan
Historische Talsperren 2, pp. 9-18, Verlag Konrad Wittwer, Stuttgart 1991
A. Vogel: Old floating dams in the Alps
Wiener Mitteilungen Wasser, Abwasser, Gewässer, Vol. 74, pp. 171-198, 1988

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Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Alexius Vogel
Chartered Engineering Consultant for Civil Engineering and Infrastructure
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