Traditional Management of Water Resources: A relic from the past or inspiration for the future?

On 25 November 2021, between 14:00-15:00 the third seminar of Thursday Seminar Series ‘Water & Climate”’ with the title “Traditional Management of Water Resources: A relic from the past or inspiration for the future? ” will be given by Jala Makhzoumiwho is adjunct professor of landscape architecture, American University of Beirut, co-founder and president of the Lebanese Landscape Association. The seminar will be moderated by Prof. Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay, Ph.D.

The seminar is open to everyone.

The context of seminar In Jala Makhzoumi’s words “People and environment in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East evolved to manage natural resources efficiently. They had no choice. In the 21st century, the choice is there, but growing awareness of global warming is once more prioritizing sustainable use of natural resources. In this talk I explore traditional vernacular practice in the region, questioning their relevance to landscape architects in the 21st century. I will share examples of traditional water management practices from Iraq and Lebanon, then cite two case studies, one rural, the story of the Bisri River, and the other urban where tradition is not only reclaimed but and framed to respond to the 21st century concerns for environmental health and human wellbeing.”

Topic: Thursday Seminars – Jala Makhzoumi

Time: Nov 25, 2021 02:00 PM Istanbul

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https://itu-edu-tr.zoom.us/j/95386890538

Meeting ID: 953 8689 0538

Jala is adjunct professor of landscape architecture, American University of Beirut, co-founder and president of the Lebanese Landscape Association. In her practice and teaching, she explores place and culture responsive design solutions that are ecologically sensitive and community driven. Her areas of expertise include sustainable urban greening, landscape heritage conservation and postwar, post-disaster recovery. Jala has published articles and book chapters, her books include, Ecological Landscape Design and Planning, co-author Pungetti, The Right to Landscape. co-editors Egoz and Pungetti, and Horizon 101, a reflective collection of paintings and prose on landscape and identity. She is recipient of the ECLAS Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019, and the IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2021 for her outstanding contribution to landscape architecture practice and scholarship.