Project Description 

The objective of the proposed research project is to understand the complete urban water cycle for the City of Edmonton. This research will: advance the concept of using local groundwater as an alternative water source; improve our understanding of how urban geology influences surface water and groundwater; and demonstrate how considering the complete urban water cycle can aid watershed planning and urban development. While knowledge of urban drainage through creeks and storm water systems is established, and the knowledge of the regional groundwater setting is emerging, the complete urban water cycle is not well known at the city scale.