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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Julie
dc.contributor.authorWells, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14T22:35:02Z
dc.date.available2019-08-14T22:35:02Z
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherWells_washington_0250O_20382.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/44334
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2019
dc.description.abstractAs climate change affects our water supplies, we must plan for a range of scenarios and delve into the dichotomous condition of a rainy city amid limited potable water supplies. This thesis explores how to reduce potable water demand, reduce wastewater discharge, and maintain healthy water bodies through water reuse, decentralized/semi-centralized infrastructures, systems-oriented water management, and educational initiatives. The tools explored here are a resource for climate-adapted water management and applied to the Georgetown neighborhood as an illustrative, case-specific example across single parcel, multi-parcel, right of way, and neighborhood scales. This thesis explores potentials of water reuse as an adaptation to decreasing available water supply in the following three parts. The first research portion considers available information on climate change, Seattle’s water system, and a case study from Melbourne, Australia that provides insight for American systems. The second design part focuses on applying these techniques in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood across scales: small, single lots; right-of-way; and neighborhood. The final part discusses other avenues that could further develop this work in the future as well as reflections on the thesis process and resulting potentials for water management.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-ND
dc.subjectClimate Change
dc.subjectreuse
dc.subjectseattle
dc.subjectshortage
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectLandscape architecture
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectWater resources management
dc.subject.otherLandscape architecture
dc.titleConnecting the Drops: managing the effects of climate change on water in Seattle
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsOpen Access


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