Watch now: Steve Lansing on Bali’s efficient water temples

Steve Lansing, a senior fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, discusses the Byzantine system for the distribution of water from a volcanic lake in Bali to over two hundred farming villages. It’s worked since the 12th century, it’s egalitarian and it’s still sustainable. “It’s one of the few functioning, ancient democratic institutions that we know about. It’s kind of beautiful.”

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