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Applying green infrastructure to treat Escherichia coli polluted stormwater runoff at Bayfront Beach, Hamilton, Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Sean, Kelly
dc.contributor.author Viola, Cyrille
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T15:29:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T15:29:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-04-25
dc.date.issued 2017-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10351
dc.description.abstract In beach environments heavily populated by waterfowl, E.coli from feces can cause major impairments to beach water. During rainfall events, feces are carried into receiving waters, which can elevate E.coli concentrations above the regulatory recreation water quality standard. When waters do not meet the standard, the beach environment becomes unsafe for human contact and must close to public use. This research explores green infrastructure as an alternative treatment for E.coli pollution at the case study site, Bayfront Beach, Ontario. A site inventory, design concepts, and analysis on suitabilities/capabilities were developed based on data collected through municipal reports and semi-structured interviews with key informants. The findings in the background research informed a framework for green infrastructure design. A final design concept implementing the framework was developed to demonstrate the application of green infrastructure to treat E.coli polluted runoff. Finally, both the framework and concept was evaluated by the key informants. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Graduate Scholarship University Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Applying green infrastructure to treat Escherichia coli polluted stormwater runoff at Bayfront Beach, Hamilton, Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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