In this post series, we will introduce you to previously published research from the IHOPE network connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The relevance of the research was identified by the OSDG artificial intelligence software, and is subsequently manually reviewed.
Do you want to find out how to connect present, past and future to build sustainable communities and support clean water and sanitation?
In 2016, several IHOPE members co-authored a chapter titled Applied Perspectives on Pre-Columbian Maya Water Management Systems: What Are the Insights for Water Security?. The publication, in a classic IHOPE-manner, draws from the past to tackle present and future challenges. Among the main insights, gathered from the highly varied social region of the Maya Lowlands is the value of institutional and technological diversity. The chapter is part of the book The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology in which the reader can find many more examples of past insights for present and future challenges.
To learn more about OSDG, visit https://www.osdg.ai/about or read their article “OSDG – Open-Source Approach to Classify Text Data by UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)“, available at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.14569