The glossary of Traditional Water Systems explains in drawing and word
Within these categories, a strict protocol on how to draw and describe these glossary-terms helps to get the information designers may need. The glossary is made for them.
The protocol asks for: project name, climate, year, water type, landscape type, altitude, soil condition, materials, temporality, form, use or function and meaning.
By describing and drawing water landscape elements, water works and water stories of different systems – situated in different cultures, and constructed during different times – similarities between them are revealed. After a few years of research, it might be possible to arrange them according to a few prototypes.
Air Nyusu, Aqueduct, Balong, Baoli (water works), Baoli (water stories), Bund, Canal, Cleaning the Mosque, Curugan, Dewatering motor, Ereng, Gnarraban, Hauz, Kamalir and Nandur, Latrine, Mostra d’acqua, Nasone, Nyusu Air, Pān – 汴, Pi – 陂, Race, Rise husking station, Sawah, Smoking trees, Solokan, Thê – 堤, Trap, Tsùn-thâu – 圳頭, Tsùn – 圳, Weir, Wet ploughing…