An application of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool in modeling pathogen transport through rural watersheds

dc.contributor.advisorJoy, Douglas M.
dc.contributor.authorMocan, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T15:02:09Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T15:02:09Z
dc.date.copyright2006
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractMicrobial pollution in rural streams is a growing concern facing several communities in Ontario. Consequently, watershed managers require sophisticated tools in order to effectively and efficiently meet water quality objectives to ensure the long-term health of their watersheds. This research project investigated the water quality of two small rural watersheds in southwestern Ontario through a comprehensive field monitoring program and the application of water quality modeling. Objectives of this research included the development of a time-series water quality database and the evaluation of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) in modeling microbial pollution. Results from the study show elevated levels of 'E.coli' in both watersheds. In addition, the SWAT computer model was generally able to predict levels of microbial pollution to within an order of magnitude of the observed values. However, it is evident that further research is required to further the development of the latest water quality models.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/22233
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectwatershedsen_US
dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectSoil and Water Assessment Toolen_US
dc.subjectmodelingen_US
dc.subjectpathogen transporten_US
dc.subjectwatershed managementen_US
dc.titleAn application of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool in modeling pathogen transport through rural watershedsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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