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  • Paper: Ancient Maya reservoirs offer lessons for today’s water crises

    Portrait of Lisa Lucero.

    The Maya built and maintained self-cleaning reservoirs that served urban populations over millennia. U. of I. anthropology professor Lisa Lucero writes that the water-related crises they faced hold lessons for today.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Lisa Lucero, email  

    The paper “Ancient Maya Reservoirs, Constructed Wetlands, and Future Water Needs” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2306870120