Hello, I live in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia means land between the rivers. The rivers on the two sides of Mesopotamia are the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Here I am in the Zagros Mountain Foothills. The Mesopotamians moved here because it was good for growing crops. Because of lack of space in this area they started to overpopulate which caused food shortages. Because of the desire for food they moved to the plains surrounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which became known as Sumer.
These are the farmlands of Sumer. One of the main problems here was the uncontrolled water supply. In the spring the rivers would flood. To fix this the Sumerians built levees and dug canals to make an irrigation system.
The irrigation canals would get clogged with silt and had to be cleaned regularly.The Sumerians had to work together a lot and because of that, eventually they grew into larger communities one of which is Springfield.
As Cities grew and more people interacted the main thing people fought over was water because it was crucial and cities upriver were blocking off the water, the Sumerians even came to bloodshed over it!
In conclusion these advancements helped Sumer to rise into a region of human advancement by taking it from something small and turning it in to a vital part of history.