Fathy, Hassan. The Artificial Lake As An Answer To Problems Of Bilharziasis Control And Earth Quarrying In Villages. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
In this report Fathy addresses the problem of harmful and hazardous organisms such as sercaria and bilharzia worms that live within natural water bodies in Egypt. These organisms had continuously been a health hazard for farmers and rural residents who regularly worked and bathed in this natural water habitat. Fathy offers the solution of building an artificial lake with a lock gate which could be filled with previously decontaminated water coming from the source.