Complete the Week Two Civilization Tour. For this discussion, you have the option of choosing one of the three topics below based on your interest. You only need to choose one topic for your initial post. Your initial post should be a minimum of 300 words. Support your position by drawing from course materials, your own research, or sources included in the collaborative annotated bibliography. Cite all sources according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, using both in-text citation and providing full references at the bottom of your post. Your guided responses can be in any of the topics.
Topic C: Managing Water in the Ancient World
Water is a metaphor for life; it is also a crucial ingredient to the emergence of civilization. First, review the Supplying Water in Ancient Civilizations presentation. Then, pick one of the following civilizations: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Achaemenid Empire, Roman Empire, Mayan Empire, Han Empire, or Hohokam Civilization.
Write an initial post of at least 300 words that weaves elements of the following questions into the narrative:
How do you propose to secure a fresh water source for your realm and people?
Why do you think the water management strategy you have chosen is effective?
What is the main advantage or benefit you hope to achieve with the development of your strategy?
How does the nature of the water supply itself condition the strategy you have chosen?
What resources, labor, and materials are required to build and maintain the tools or techniques required by your strategy?
What “side effects” or potential problems might arise as you develop, establish, or maintain your strategy?