Water is essential for life, and in traditional thought around the world, it has long been considered one of the main life-force elements. Given water’s importance, it
isn’t surprising that it has a prominent role in traditional heritage practices. In terms of rituals, worship, and practicality, water is of vital importance . In this volume we look at various water traditions and management systems of the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on India, the Republic of Korea, Iran, and Kazakhstan.