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Viennese city dwellers get rescued after massive floodings in 1847.

Human societies have always had a close relationship with water. Water is as much humanity's most existential resource as it is one of its greatest threats as source of floods or diseases. In order to address the centrality of water in environmental history this ever expanding Arcadia collection presents some of the most interesting stories from around the globe that deal particularly with this love-hate relationship of humans and water.

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An Endless Sediment Story: The First Five Decades of the Canal de Marseille
Maughan, Nicolas Arcadia, Autumn 2015, no. 18
The Serre-Ponçon Dam and the Durance River: The Founding Act towards the most Regulated French Waterway
Maughan, Nicolas Arcadia 2015, no. 16
Molluscan Explosion: The Dutch Shipworm Epidemic of the 1730s
Sundberg, Adam Arcadia 2015, no. 14
Taconite Mining in Silver Bay: A Tale of Extraction and Accumulation
Schuchhardt, Caitlyn Arcadia 2015, no. 3
The Watering of California's Central Valley
Grant, Daniel Arcadia 2015, no. 1
The Thames Barrier: London's Moveable Flood Defense
Hall, Alexander Arcadia 2014, no. 15
The 1969 Flood and Coastal Erosion on Cape Pitsunda
Yakushenko, Olga Arcadia 2014, no. 13
The Canal System of Bolshoy Solovetsky Island
Kalemeneva, Ekaterina Arcadia 2014, no. 11
Zolotitsa: How Diamond Mining Threatens the Ecological Conditions of a River Region
Kalemeneva, Ekaterina Arcadia 2014, no. 8
The St. Petersburg Flood of 1824
Barabanova, Kseniya Arcadia 2014, no. 7
Cosmopolitan Trout: The 1883 Fisheries Exhibition and the Global Expansion of Fish Culture
Del Vecchio, Michael Arcadia 2013, no. 21
Munich and Its Isar River: A Rafting Port on an Alpine River
Jochum, Georg Arcadia 2013, no. 18
Losing the Unruly Stream: Kondopoga and the Kivach Waterfall
Suzi, Grigory Arcadia 2013, no. 11
St. Petersburg and Its Backbone: The Neva River as Gateway to Europe and the Sword of Damocles
Kraikovski, Alexei Arcadia 2013, no. 10
The St. Petersburg Cholera Riot of 1831: Water Pollution and Social Tension
Kraikovski, Alexei Arcadia 2013, no. 9