This research was born when I studied the waterscape of the industrial kampungs in Bandung Indonesia.
In Bandung I looked at the relation between thirst and flood. Due to excessive groundwater extraction, for both domestic use and the textile industries, these live and work environments of the urban poor have become more and more subject to water shortages, land subsidence, landslides and flooding. Alarmed but fascinated by the subject of the growing thirst of cities I initiated THIRSTY CITIES, with the intention of building a body of knowledge on fresh-water supply systems and insights how cities deal and have dealt with freshwater supply challenges throughout the course of history.
I am interested in collaborations and platforms to develop this project further. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.