Xiaoyu Zheng

Student NameXiaoyu Zheng
Faculty Mentor NameAlpa Nawre
CollegeCollege of Design, Construction, and Planning
MajorLandscape Architecture
MinorEnvironmental Science
Research InterestsWater Conversations/ Urban Waterways/ Urban Design/Landscape Design
Academic AwardsGilkey Second Year Professional Student Pin-up Award (2018)
Tremron Hardscape Design Scholarship (2019)
Herrick S. Smith Award (2019)
Witters Annual Design Competition (2020)
University Scholar Program (2020)
OrganizationsStudent Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
Hobbies and InterestsHiking, traveling, scuba diving, sketching, piano, and science fictions.

Research Project

Comparative Study of ‘Johad’ System and Bisalpur Dam in Rajasthan, India?

This research project examines the effectiveness of the decentralized, low-cost, community based ‘Johad’ system of water conservation compared to the large, concrete Bisalpur dam in Rajasthan, India and to discuss the potential applications, benefits and challenges of using such strategies. ‘Johads’ are percolated earthen ponds that harvest rainwater and recharge the groundwater.