- (noun) An underground conduit, between vertical shafts, that leads water from the interior of a hill to villages in the valley
"The whole area was a kind of qanat system where man had helped nature in opening up the whole area to catastrophic collapse."
"Water management for irrigation purposes, here in an above-ground channel or jui, but also in underground karez and qanat systems, is labor-intensive and predicated on cooperation."
"The poor had to just take a siesta in the heat or the public access atechamber to the local qanat."
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