Water megaprojects in deserts and drylands

  title={Water megaprojects in deserts and drylands},
  author={Troy Sternberg},
  journal={International Journal of Water Resources Development},
  pages={301 - 320}
  • Troy Sternberg
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Engineering
  • International Journal of Water Resources Development
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