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UNESCO Chair promotes Oman’s falaj system

18 Mar 2024 UNESCO Chair promotes Oman's falaj system

Muscat – The UNESCO Chair for Aflaj Studies at the University of Nizwa, Dakhliyah governorate, conducted a set of studies and research projects that identified common difficulties faced by aflaj (centuries’-old irrigation system) in the Sultanate of Oman and proposed solutions to address the challenges.

The studies laid emphasis on the need to intensify programmes and projects that tackle the negative impacts on the falaj system in Oman.

Dr Abdullah Saif al Ghafri, Professor of the UNESCO Chair for Aflaj Studies at the University of Nizwa, said that the Chair recently published results of its latest studies that combined field data, smart technologies and new theories.

He added that the challenges varied from one project to another, with some projects facing logistical difficulties, while others met with financial or administrative difficulties.

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