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dc.contributor.advisorKool, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorNoble, Michael-Anne
dc.contributor.advisorBoydell, Tony
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T01:54:09Z
dc.date.available2013-11-28T01:54:09Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-27
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/659
dc.description.abstractMunicipal water conservation programs often highlight water-wise landscaping as a method to reduce household water consumption. To determine if any relationships between landscaping and home water consumption exist in Strathcona County, Alberta, water consumption data for two neighbourhoods was collected. GIS mapping was used to compare these results with percentages of lawn and yard areas. Indoor and outdoor water use practices were explored through a door-to-door survey. Lawn size was found to have an impact on outdoor water consumption, per metre squared, with small lawns being the largest water users per area. No matter what vegetation is planted on the landscape, the size of yard also resulted in summer water use increases. Outside of programs to reduce lawn area, Strathcona County and other cold-climate communities could also look at behaviours such as frequency of watering and use of rain barrels to reduce summer water use.en_US
dc.subjectirrigationen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectlawnen_US
dc.subjecturbanen_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.titleLandscaping and water use : a look at outdoor watering practices and water consumption in Sherwood Park, Albertaen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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