Wetlands

Wetlands

Wetlands It is well known that wetlands present an excellent opportunity for betterment of the environment, and at AIT, it will always be an integral part of the campus with …

AIT Green Campus Initiative – ‘HEALTHY AIT ECO-CAMPUS’ Project Activity Report

This is an activity document that describes the work to be performed and/or activities being undertaken in the sub-project. Provide sufficient details so that we could disseminate the progress/status. A. Goal and Objectives The Goal is to decrease health risks to the AIT community through encouragement of campus wetland ecosystem health. To reach the Goal the following specific objectives are set up with a view to: 1. Diversifying campus wetland macrophytes (water plants) initially in the AIT front fountain pond and the adjoining SERD canal in order to improve their water quality and, ultimately, AIT community health. 2. Increasing aesthetic standards of the most highly visited area of the campus and thereby dramatically improving a landscape image of the campus in the eyes of visitors and inhabitants, while enhancing diversity and health of wetland ecosystem. 3. Introducing nutrient recycling and water reuse through introduction of macrophyte-based wetland aquaculture to the campus with an intension to produce valuable and diverse products for in-campus production (Asian pennywort, water lilies, morning glory, lotus, fish, etc.).