Major

Civil Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to analyze the modernization of stormwater infrastructure systems and the growing impact of climate change on said systems. Growing population rates and increasing urban settlement are leading to the water demand approaching the water supply capacity. Climate change is the root of several potentially severe issues affecting water resources as well as the rapidly increasing coastal and urban populations including but not limited to rising sea levels and the increasing severity and frequency of storms. Many cities, especially older or low income ones, also may not have adequate systems in place to handle the increased volume of water. As the environment changes at the pace that it is, cities and municipalities must work to adapt new policies and methods to keep their infrastructure up to date and improved if necessary.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Christopher Miller

First Reader

Dr. Stephen Duirk

Second Reader

Dr. David Roke

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