The main objective of this project is to perceive the Nile and its ecosystem as an opportunity to optimise the land it surrounds, creating productive grounds for social, and environmental formations. This can be achieved through the ever-changing systems of water management and exploiting the potentials of flooding. One of the challenging issues of this design thesis is the riparian landscape. The project sets off from a regional scale of floods management and focuses on the case of Wadrawah in the riparian territories of the Blue Nile, which is currently threatened by seasonal flooding, and development pressure due to industrialisation. Several projects failed to address the environmental issues of the village due to the seasonal flooding and foremost, the movement of its residents to the capital for better opportunities according to workers’ demand. Since the Souq is the heart of the village; economically, socially, and culturally, it has actually suffered from destructing floods for the past decades and is threatened as the case of the whole village to full submersion in the near future.
Instead of massive relocation and a huge sponge scheme, the hybrid interventions of land and fishery farms and a new land-sharing plan for the Souq will be proposed to improve water supply/usage and act as economical revitaliser which in turn will propel the village to prosper.