1792-1750 BC

Water Regulations

Year: 1792 BC

Type: Water Regulations

Typical use: Agriculture

Babylonian King Hammurabi; was the first to institute water regulations within his kingdom.
This early code covered:
A) The distribution of water proportionally based on the acres farmed.
B) A farmer’s responsibilities in maintaining canals on his property.
C) The collective administration of the canal by all users
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