History of Hydraulics

Today we consider that the knowledge of mankind to use water for its benefits is more than five or even six thousand years old. Traces from prehistoric times still exists in many countries around the world.

Here (IIHR, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa) you will find further information about the History of Hydraulics:

http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/products/history/hoh/index.html