The desertification of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is an iconic example of the devastating local consequences of large-scale water diversion. Critical of the humanitarian consequences associated with trans-boundary water diversion, this thesis seeks local solutions that work directly with the water cycle. Through first-hand photographic documentation of the city of Aral'sk, Kazakhstan on the North Aral Sea, the thesis identifies the urban fabric as a missed opportunity for local water harvesting. The building envelope of the home serves as the site for material investigation.
The examining committee is as follows:
Philip Beesley, University of Waterloo
Dr. Susan Elliott, University of Waterloo
The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Defence Examination will take place:
Sunday January 18, 2015
Architecture Room 2003 (Photo Studio)
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.
7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4