Living with the Water Paradox [COMPETITION WINNER!]

May 2010

Food Supply

May 27, 2010 1:19 PM
Kim Ratanavong

The key questions we started to ask ourselves in terms of food production/distribution/accessibility were:

1. How does the Waste Paradox threaten the way that the existing food supply works?

2. How can we actually take advantage of this 'surplus and lack of water simultaneously' situation and turn it into a more efficient and more socially sustainable system of food supply for neighborhood level?

First we analysed the existing food system.

Figure 1: Existing unsustainable 'urban systems' promoted by the current urban culture and infrastructures for food supply

And it became clear that the Water Paradox could provide opportunities in changing the system in which food production and distribution works in providing more efficient and socially, economically and environmentally more sustaianble methods of production and distribution to all levels of the society within the neighborhoods.

Figure 2: The proposed RC system for Food supply

Figure 3: Master Plan - Food Supply




The Water Paradox

Where you live with what you have - the climate change induced water issues.

This study explores the most ubiqutous climate change paradox present in many of coastal cities around the world - the abundance and the lack of water in addition to, risk + opportunities of the climate change induced water issues.

The proposal demonstrates the risks and potentials of the coastal/bay area developments and communities such as Fish Market area in Sydney, Australia.

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