Wetlands

Wetlands

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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 its natural environment. Adapting the ‘sustainability city” concept on campus promotes a healthy environment where the community as a whole can benefit. With the region’s history of flood devastation that affected AIT, cultivating the wetlands will help in the flood control, improves water quality, eliminate carbon waste and also provides habitat to animals.

Our goal

To decrease health risks to the AIT community through encouragement of campus wetland ecosystem health by:

  • Diversifying campus wetland macrophytes (water plants) initially in the AIT front fountain pond and the adjoining canals in order to improve their water quality and, ultimately, AIT community health.
  • 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, and
  • Introduce 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.).

Our Progress

  • Introduction of macrophytes (water plants) into the selected AIT water bodies

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Victoria amazonica in the fountain and library ponds  

  • Enhanced aesthetic scenery and improved landscape quality at AIT.

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  • Water and biodiversity parameters will be constantly monitored to gain further knowledge and ensure long term sustainability of the campus.

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  • Continued introduction of 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 (taro, Asian pennywort, morning glory, as well as fish, etc.).

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