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close this bookFreshwater Resources in Arid Lands (UNU, 1997, 94 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentOutline of the Miyakojima Islands
View the documentGeology and the hydrological cycle
View the documentOutline of the irrigation project on Miyakojima
View the documentThe construction and concept of the underground dam
View the documentThe Construction of the Cut-off Walls
View the documentThe construction of the intake facilities
View the documentThe storage situation of the Sunagawa underground dam
View the documentConclusion
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