Sinai Waters: Building Dams

10 Nov 2015 - Viewpoint

10 November 2015 AJ

Working with an environmental charity that nurtures the environment and the human spirit, DSA director, Yasmin Shariff, helped build two dams in the Sinai desert to provide water for fruit gardens.

Building on ancient knowledge the project aims to help local people revive historic fruit gardens originally established by monks at the St Catherine’s Monastery. Work on site involved the hard graft of carrying large rocks and cement to build a three meter high structure to slow down the flow of water and feed the wells and reservoirs.

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