The Hydraulic System of Banteay Chhmar

by Damian Evans & John Sanday

Publication: GHF Technical Report

Published: January 2011

Pages: 43

Language : English

How deforestation and kassava extensive culture have destabilized the Banteay Chhmar water system, an intricate network that had worked for more than 800 years.


Map established by the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts: 


Tags: water, hydraulic systems, baray, Banteay Chhmar

About the Authors

Portrait of Damian   Evans

Damian Evans

A Canadian-Australian researcher, Damian Evans focuses on archaeological landscapes in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular those of the Khmer Empire. 

He specialized in using advanced remote sensing technologies such as airborne laser scanning (or “LIDAR”) to uncover, map and analyse the urban and agricultural networks that stretched between, and beyond, great temple complexes such as Angkor in Cambodia.

Fellow researcher with the University of Sydney, then the Institut Francais d'Etudes Asiatiques, has published several essays on Angkorian archaelogy and mapping

Portrait of John   Sanday

John Sanday

British architect and conservationist John Sanday has been associated to many Global Heritage Fund projects, especially in Nepal and Cambodia.

He became Asia Field Director for the GHF in 2007.