Hydrological engineering for the health of the Hinge Park wetland system

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Our project goal is to improve the health of the Hinge Park wetland system through the integration of hydrological apparatus. Cisterns and flashboards will be used to regulate the water levels in order to promote the growth and proliferation of healthy aerobic bacteria. Carefully selected vegetation will also be integrated in order to uptake harmful pollutants within the wetland.

School:

SFU

Course:

Capstone (EVSC 400)

Instructors:

  • Anna Hippmann

City of Vancouver:

  • Sheri DeBoer and Max Scruton

Student Team:

  • Mariel Rubio,
  • Wentao (Mike) Liu,
  • Yuhang Fu,
  • Andrew Zhu,
  • Alexandra

Term:

Fall 2022

Summary

 

 

Our project goal is to improve the health of the Hinge Park wetland system through the integration of hydrological apparatus. Cisterns and flashboards will be used to regulate the water levels in order to promote the growth and proliferation of healthy aerobic bacteria. Carefully selected vegetation will also be integrated in order to uptake harmful pollutants within the wetland.

These actions will work towards solving the issue of the current static nature of the Hinge Park system wetland. Healthy natural wetland systems are not static. introducing a dynamic nature to urban greenspaces, such as the Hinge Park wetland, through the use of hydrological engineering can help us achieve a cleaner, more resilient system.

Through the construction of this project, our group became well-versed in the nature of urban wetland systems and how to manage them to mimic natural wetland systems. We also became aware of the water cycle within Vancouver and how it is integral to use it to our best advantage.

We hope that we can move forward with this project and have it become a part of the management of Vancouver green spaces – not just for Hinge Park.

 

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