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dc.contributor.authorMohammadi, Hamid Reza
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T13:54:22Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T13:54:22Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/60813
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates ancient methods of water storage, delivery, access and treatment that have formed the basis of traditional Persian settlements and culture. These methods are contrasted with modern techniques and technologies, imported and adopted to the Iranian landscape throughout the twentieth century. The logic and cultural impact of modern water infrastructure is questioned as it relates to natural landscape processes and architecture in the city of Kerman, located in the central Iranian Plateau. Through the lens of traditional means and methods developed over several millennia, modern water infrastructure is questioned for its continuity, engagement and future viability. Water problems found in Kerman can be generalized to other arid cities as the patterns of use and development are similar. The research and design address the issues of aquifer depletion and pollution, social engagement with water, de-abstraction of water, de-centralized treatment, and appropriate climatic use of forms and materials.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectInfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectAriden_US
dc.subjectLandscapeen_US
dc.subjectMorphologyen_US
dc.subjectKermanen_US
dc.subjectIranen_US
dc.subjectQanaten_US
dc.subjectPersianen_US
dc.subjectTraditionalen_US
dc.subjectModernen_US
dc.subjectAquiferen_US
dc.subjectWater Depletionen_US
dc.subjectPump Wellsen_US
dc.subjectEcological Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectShahdaden_US
dc.subjectJuparen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectWater scarcityen_US
dc.subjectRuralen_US
dc.subjectVernacularen_US
dc.subjectGroundwateren_US
dc.subjectMahanen_US
dc.subjectHydraulic structuresen_US
dc.subjectWastewateren_US
dc.subjectFreshwateren_US
dc.titleA New Water Infrastructure Paradigm for the Arid City of Kerman, Iranen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2015-07-07
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerAndrea Kahnen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerGordon McOuaten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorChristine Macyen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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