Performance of water sensitive urban design bioretention installations on the Gold Coast

McLeod, Julia (2017) Performance of water sensitive urban design bioretention installations on the Gold Coast. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) techniques have been used for the last few decades to manage and
treat stormwater runoff and protect urban infrastructure and aquatic ecosystems. Bioretention systems
are one such technique that involve a depression or basin where stormwater collects and is then filtered
through dense vegetation and a filtration layer reducing sediments and contaminants and slowly releasing
runoff into stream systems. This research project proposes investigating existing bioretention systems on
the Gold Coast to discover trends in design, construction and maintenance that are affecting their
performance.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) project.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Supervisors: Trzcinski, Antoine
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 05:43
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 05:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water Sensitive Urban Design techniques; Gold Coast; bioretention installations
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961101 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34417

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