In 2016, the interior and surroundings of the pond were rehabilitated. With the new spillway operation, if the water rises in the pond, the water can overflow and flow down the open channel in a controlled manner and go to the collector without damaging the body. Especially taking into account the periods when the rain is low or the times when there is a drought problem, the artificial pond fed with rain water has been made ready for all conditions. By taking advantage of the topography, minimum energy consumption has been achieved in transferring water to irrigation systems.
The pond zone is a living area with fish, ducks, and birds. In order to protect and sustain the biological diversity in Ayazağa Campus, studies were carried out with the support of the botany department and with the contributions of Istanbul University. Birds, plant community, fish, butterflies and insects were observed in the pond area. Some scientific studies are also carried out in the pond without disturbing the natural life, and the rowing team and the pedalo club can also train in the pond.
Bottom cleaning and thinning works in the forest
Since the leaves that fall in the forests of ITU Maslak Campus are needled, they do not allow the development of grass value on the ground. These needle leaves on the forest floor are collected with the bottom cleaning
Animal species on campus
There are different bird species such as parrots, hawks and magpies on campus. Reptiles, squirrels, hedgehogs, cats and dogs are other types of animals that live on campus. In the areas where dogs gather on campus, cabins have been created where they can meet their eating and drinking needs. All dogs and cats have been vaccinated and a veterinarian has been appointed to control their health.
It has been observed that the sparrows are moving away from the forests with the increasing number of animal species such as crow and magpie in the Ayazağa Campus. Bird nests were placed throughout the campus so that the sparrows could return to the forest and, with the bird nests, the sparrow population increased.