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Organised by Sir Brian Hoskins CBE FRS, Professor Steve Mithen FBA and Dr Emily Black. In partnership with the British Academy.

The availability and management of the water supply has been a key driver in human history ever since the time of the first settlement communities of the Neolithic. It continues to be so today, with anthropogenic climate change further exacerbating the existing water crisis on planet earth. This meeting will consider past, present and future relationships between water and society with a particular focus on the Middle East.

The proceedings of this meeting have been published in an issue of Philosophical Transactions A.