Modern Lima Needs More Water. A Pre-Incan Technology Could Keep Taps On.

By Simeon Tegel

To prevent a crisis in the future, Latin America's largest desert city is looking to the past.

This article is adapted from AQ's latest issue on the politics of water in Latin America | Leer en español

LIMA — When the conquering Spaniards founded the City of Kings, today known as Lima, in 1532, they evidently had no idea how problematic the location would turn out to be.

The Peruvian capital is now famously the world’s second largest desert city, after Cairo. Yet while the Egyptian...

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