Study water flow in al-Khalifa area using urban metabolism information system tools developed for the urbinsight
Project, represented in Cairo by the Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture.
12-15 participants from urban, hydraulics, environmental and civil engineering backgrounds will work to arrive at a detailed map of flow and usage through field investigation, interviews and targeted surveys and site visits to water and sewage companies. Participants will be chosen through an open application system.
Urban metabolism is a model to facilitate the description and analysis of the flows of the materials and energy within cities. Mapping the urban water flow changes and directions. It provides researchers with a metaphorical framework to study the interactions of natural and human systems in specific regions.
The workshop is a primary study for the Athar Lina Ground Water Research Project organised by Megawra to include:
- ARCE Conservation School for Rising Damp and Salt Damage
- International School for Integrated solutions to underground Water Problems in Historic Cities
-Introduction session about the project and its previous work and urban water flows
-Training on using the UMIS files.
-surveying and data entry.
-presentation of the outcomes including diagram
-Ideas and recommendations
Introduction session lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Sahar Attia, head of the department of architecture, faculty of engineering, Cairo university
To apply, fill in the following form:
Accepted applicants will be notified Wednesday the 21st.