Aquifer Recharge; rainfall and drought in Cuba
Harvard Graduate School of Design | 2018
Instructor: Danielle Choi Team: Sunmee Lee
Duration: 3 months
Role: Research, Mapping, Drawings, Video
Tools: Arc GIS, Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe AfterEffect
> How do we resolve the drought issue with existing infrastructure in Cuba?
| Problem |
In Cuba, the massive construction of dams caused the decline in the volume of groundwater held in aquifers, given that these dams divert the surface water into the massive reservoir.
| Goal |
This project provides landscape strategies that will serve as new sources of water management in the region.
>> Questioning the inefficiency of the Jaibo Dam and channel and using them to recharge the aquifer.
Under the Cuban revolutionary government, dams and irrigation channels were actively constructed to control water supply for agriculture and to minimize water shortage in the dry seasons. In spite of the instant satisfaction to the water demand, it has extensively intervened in the original water system. It caused the decline in the volume of groundwater held in aquifers, given that these dams divert the surface water into the massive reservoir.
This infrastructure is located north of Guantanamo city, running a distance of 20km.
| Water Flow |
The surface water flow in Guantanamo Basin
The ground water flow in Guantanamo Basin
| Jaibo Channel |
A scenario with the clayland in drought conditions.
| Cigar |
| Cigarrete |
Tobacco | Corn | Sugarcane | Prickly pear