World Wide Water Web.aquanet: Urban mobility through water networks
Name: Nazifa Tabassum
Name: Nasheen Jahan Nasir
Name: Monisha Momtaz
Name: Emad B. M. Hassan
-FINALIST of Street of Tomorrow Competition
Bangladesh is a deltaic country. However, generational rapid urbanisation has contributed to
heat emissions, pollution, drainage issues,traffic and has even killed our rivers and canals. WWWW.aquanet aims to solve these issues by utilising water bodies to increase urban mobility over water through revitalization of rivers and creating a network of channels throughout the continent’s water bodies. These channels allow transportation on three levels.
The initial level, using small water vehicles, will have intra-city transportation within neighbourhoods, while the second level, which runs underwater, will have intercity transport – allowing faster travel to other districts for groups of people and goods. The third level runs the channels on a global scale, much like an expressway, allowing international travel. More water pathways will reduce surface vehicle reliance, thus, traffic, and increase surface walkability.
We future-proof water vehicles; equipped with solar panels and using water currents and wind for recharging as well as for movement on both the surface and underwater. Ports and stations will have charging stations. The vehicles will also have technology that reoxygenates the water as well as cleans up by collecting the non-degradable waste, thus, reducing the overall carbon emissions and also omit the usage of fossil fuels.
#Water Transportation #Green Energy #Shared Mobility #Traffic Congestions & Walkability #Water-body Revival