Water Savings in Sustainable Campuses: Example Of KTU Kanuni Campus
ABSTRACT Due to population growth, built environments in urban areas increased and open green areas decreased in the early 20th century. As a result of this situation, sudden climatic changes and natural disasters occurred in the cities. The quality of life of the people affected negatively and the ecosystem was damaged as a result of the change in the cities. And also cities have become fragile. Especially in recent years, planners have started to develop new approaches to these negative results depending on technology and environmental impacts. The most effective of these studies is ‘sustainable rainwater management’ for controlling rainwater. The research was carried out on campuses, which are also described as small urban models from urban open green areas. In this context, it has been made to develop solutions by using natural landscape elements as urban infrastructure systems. In this study data analysis and synthesis methods are studied within the boundaries of the campus area of Karadeniz Technical University. The areas where water protection can be provided in the study area were determined in accordance with the analyses. Using rainfall data, rainwater that can be collected from each building in the regions is calculated and determined how much water meets the campus water need within the context of sustainable campus. Recommendations have been made regarding the functional and aesthetic use of water in water collection areas.