Watershed Modelling for Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Under Climate Change in Pouch Cove, NL

Climate change will continue to increase vulnerability and risk to the impacts of extreme events and the complexity of processes that determine the potential for increased flood flows makes it difficult to properly design storm water infrastructure (such as storm sewers and culverts). The Town of Pouch Cove was able to conduct a risk and opportunity assessment directed at identifying climate vulnerabilities, and generating solutions/action items aimed at mitigating these risks and vulnerabilities. The Town’s existing storm water management system was identified as a clear infrastructure and public safety vulnerability. The objective of this project is to incorporate science-based quantitative knowledge and qualitative local knowledge into an integrative decision-support protocol for planning and design of sustainable and resilient storm water infrastructure. This work will use watershed approach to explore potential strategies to design a sustainable storm water drainage system that reduces the risk of flooding and failure of vital infrastructure.

Faculty Supervisor:

Joseph A Daraio


Abena Amponsah


Town of Pouch Cove


Engineering - civil


Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services


Memorial University of Newfoundland


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