The research coined water urbanism as a notion in 2008. It was already generally sensed for quite a while then that water had become an extremely pressing issue: water as a resource and necessity, water as a potential threat, with growing water consumption that has become difficult to fulfil and water pollution reaching such levels that the most basic ecological balances were disturbed. Wherever and however man settles, it requires water sources to be tapped and distributed; consumption, pollution, drainage and so forth to be organized, maintained and managed. In short, settlement implies water management. It is so basic and self-evident that it is seldom seriously considered. With growing populations, production and consumption challenges increase exponentially, but they also start changing from nature and fundamentally change nature itself.
- Project leader:
- Kelly Shannon
- Landscape|Southeast Asia and China|Urbanism
- Project type
- Basic research