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An Evaluation of Low Impact Development and Residential Basement Flood Risk in the Greater Toronto Area

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dc.contributor.advisor Gharabaghi, Bahram
dc.contributor.advisor Binns, Andrew Vrban, Sandra 2019-08-30T18:04:36Z 2019-08-30T18:04:36Z 2019-08 2019-08-19 2019-08-30
dc.description.abstract Low impact development (LID) is a modern engineering design strategy that functions to mitigate the negative impacts of increased stormwater runoff and pollution by managing stormwater quality and quantity. It was hypothesized that the incorporation of LID may exacerbate hydrologic conditions and contribute to residential basement flood risk. The hydrologic model PCSWMM was used to assess the influence of LID on net infiltration depth and groundwater elevations using continuous simulation for a one-year period for three case-study sites located in the Greater Toronto Area. The inclusion of LID did influence site hydrologic parameters, though these results are inconclusive. However, it can be inferred that the increased risk of basement flooding due to exacerbation of hydrologic parameters would depend on the extensiveness of LID implementation. A novel methodology for the assessment of LID influence on residential basement flood risk was established using hydrologic modeling and probabilistic assessment techniques. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canada Research Chair program, NSERC Discovery program, and NSERC/ICLR NSERC Collaborative Research and Development program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Low Impact Development en_US
dc.subject Basement Flooding en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Hydrology en_US
dc.subject PCSWMM en_US
dc.subject Stormwater Management en_US
dc.title An Evaluation of Low Impact Development and Residential Basement Flood Risk in the Greater Toronto Area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US University of Guelph en_US

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