THE DRYLANDS/ WATERSHED IS A PROJECT DEVELOPED BY CC-S & COLLECTIVE FIELD FOR THE 2012 ARID LANDS INSTITUTE DRYLANDS COMPETITION THAT AIMED TO PROBLEM SOLVE WATER SCARCITY AND DROUGHT OF THE AMERICAIN WEST DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

THE WATERSHED PLAN ADDRESSES WASTEWATER POLLUTION AND RUNOFF, CONTAINMENT AND USAGE UTILIZING EXISTING WATERSHED SYSTEMS AND ARCHITECTURAL TREATMENT THROUGH NATURAL AND MANUFACTURED BIODYNAMIC SYSTEMS.

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE CC-S/COLLECTIVE FIELD WATERSHED PLAN

TEAM MEMBERS:
C COLLINS-STRACENSKY
JEFFERY TSENG

THE CC-S/ CF DRYLANDS/ WATERSHED IS AN OPEN-SOURCE PROJECT, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR USE OF IT.

FROM ARID LANDS:
Water scarcity is both the history and the future of the American west. Re-thinking water use, particularly in the face of climate change, will be central to the region’s survival. The work exceeds the grasp of a single discipline, and touches all dimensions of the way people live and work. Sustaining the US West in the face of water scarcity and hydrologic variability brought on by climate change will require strategic architectures, infrastructures, and urbanisms that promote adaptation and resilience. Drylands Design seeks innovation in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, regional planning, and infrastructure design that addresses water supply, water quality, water access, water treatment, and the water/energy nexus. Drylands Design seeks integrative proposals from multidisciplinary design teams that anticipate science and policy perspectives as necessary dimensions of intelligent design response, and exploit beauty as an instrument of resilience and adaptation.

A public program was hosted by the Arid Lands Institute in partnership with UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). Featuring a half-day seminar and briefing for designers on the critical water challenges facing the U.S. West. Click here to view videos from the lecture program .

SEE MORE ABOUT DRYLANDS AND THE RESEARCH BEHIND THE PROJECT HERE:

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