Image-wise: Water - curse or blessing

'Sunny water lillies' by the Why Factory, Delft; Images courtesy of Aedes am Pfefferberg

Beginning in early September, the 'Water – curse or blessing' exhibition will be held at the Aedes am Pfefferberg, presenting a series of urban, infrastructural, architectural and planning proposals for East, South and Southeast Asia. It is essential to highlight that over 50% of the world's population lives in cities and 90% of those individuals live near substantial bodies of water. The region's growing population living within close vicinity to oceans and rivers will become increasingly affected by a range of issues including water shortages, droughts, floods and a rise in sea levels.

The presented proposals were generated by a sampling of architects and urban planners to assist the affected countries in coping with their water related issues. Topics addressed by these proposals include rainwater harvesting, desalination, flood protection and other infrastructural improvements to contribute to improved water management.

via DesignBoom

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