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Title: PROTOTYPE ECO-VILLAGE IN AU ISLAND, CAN THO ; RETHINKING HYDROLOGY, AGRICULTURE & ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH IN VIETNAM
Authors: FARADILLA BTE ZAKARIA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Nirmal Tulsidas Kishnani
Thesis
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2010
Citation: FARADILLA BTE ZAKARIA (2010-06-02T09:30:03Z). PROTOTYPE ECO-VILLAGE IN AU ISLAND, CAN THO ; RETHINKING HYDROLOGY, AGRICULTURE & ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH IN VIETNAM. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Pollution problem has been the main drive for this thesis. In the recent years, arsenic was reported to have contaminated the water resources in Vietnam; mainly its rivers, canals and groundwater. Unfortunately, the contamination does not just ends here. Other heavy metals such as copper, lead, iron, zinc, manganese, nickel, cadmium and chromium have contaminate Vietnam’s land thus affecting its quality to sustain the growth of food crops. As most farms in the country are on-land farms, it then seems inevitable that the contamination from the soil and water entering into the food chain. Hence, consumers will eventually become the victims of this vicious cycle. Improper waste management in the industrial sector is affecting the agricultural and public health sector of the country. The effects might not be seen now but consequently, in the next 10-15 years, the negative side effects will then surface such as in the case of Bangladesh where farmers are currently suffering from arsenic chronic poisoning. Skin cancer and lesions on hand and foot are among the common side effects from arsenic chronic poisoning. Constant exposure to these heavy metals will result in complications to the nervous system thus amounting to death. In respect of the existing condition of Vietnam’s land and the extensive usage of agrochemicals while farming, the aim for this thesis is to provide alternative solutions for the current farming practices in Vietnam today. Concurrently to this, the thesis will be in search for alternative water sources for irrigation and consumption purposes. In view of water handling, the project will propose an affordable architectural solution into building the architecture which will be used for the transportation and storage of clean water.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223412
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