Project Fresh Float
Student | Colleen Keegan Whiteley
Faculty | Tetsu Ohara
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Sustainability Certificate
This project looks at salinity intrusion in coastal Bangladesh, caused by increasingly severe flooding, cyclones, and sea-level rise.
Communities depend on freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and economic stability, and without it are forced to relocate. Examining local solutions, I drew inspiration from the freshwater hydroponic gardens many coastal villages use to grow & distribute crops. My project builds upon this tradition to create a biomimetic solution that allows farming to continue even as the landscape changes.