The saga of water in Apulia, Italy: Scarcity and floods
Apulia Italy Date:1950 Duration:2 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Statue of the Roman poet, Horace, who wrote of the scarcity of water in Apulia. Villagers drawing water from a communal well. A woman waters crop from a bucket. Villagers gather as officials open tap of new water supply provided with help from America. The supply comes from a 700 mile aquaduct that brings water across the Appenine mountains from other side of Italy. Scenes of Apulia inundated by flood waters during two months of rainy season. Men at work building dikes to control flooding.
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