DAY ZERO - AN ICEBERG SOLUTION FOR LONDON'S FRESHWATER SHORTAGE
Humanity faces a number of threatening issues to our ways of life and one, which is at the forefront, is the planets ever dwindling natural resources. Water is the most crucial natural resource to our very survival and yet it has been over looked, priorities have changed and society now cares more about the next material item rather than centralistic consumerables like freshwater as it is just expected that we will always have it. Day Zero impacted Cape Town in April 2018 where it became the first city in which the water supply did not meet demand. As we move through the 21st century Day Zero will become any ever increasing eventuality where more cities and even countries will face this issue. The BBC did a report in 2016 suggesting that London was the 9th most at risk city in the world for water shortages and its impact on the countries ecoysytems. The report suggested that by 2030 demand would outweigh supply by 30%. This project looks to find a solution for the water shortage in London and speculate a brighter future. This program has the potential to be exported to drought ridden areas worldwide should it be successful.
This project promotes an ambitious infrastructure development which aims to harvest disrupted ice flows from the Artic and Antartica and bring water to water stressed communities. The project involves abstracting water from massive disrupted icebergs, transporting them under precise conditions using the natural sea currents and temperatures to power shipment to the Shetlands where the ice will be managed and sent to a London plant to be converted into drinking water and directly sold to the water utility company’s.
WATER IS THE OIL OF THE 21st CENTURY. IT IS THE CURRENCY OF THE FUTURE \\ ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROJECT