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Can it be cleaned up before it’s infiltrated? Lit review summary

I'm trying out a new thing - writing summaries of interesting articles that I read while I'm doing my PhD. This is meant for an audience of engineers, scientists or architects - some knowledge of hydrology/chemistry/urban infrastructure is needed to understand this. I use scientific terminology, but I don't structure my sentences in complicated ways. … Continue reading Can it be cleaned up before it’s infiltrated? Lit review summary

Water Quality Monitoring at Toronto Harbourfront

This summer I volunteered with Swim Drink Fish and have been helping out with their water sampling team. The Swim Guide stores all of the data from the water sampling team  - and is an excellent resource for figuring out if your local beach is safe to swim. I take water samples for E.Coli, measure … Continue reading Water Quality Monitoring at Toronto Harbourfront

Tested! Citizen Science vs. Traditional Science

I recently spoiled myself by buying a water quality testing kit from Water Rangers. While I was working at UofT’s survey camp, teaching water and environmental science to civil engineering undergraduates, I had the opportunity to compare the Water Rangers kit to the YSI Probe, a conventional piece of equipment for any scientists working in … Continue reading Tested! Citizen Science vs. Traditional Science

The Channel Beneath High Park

For an assignment for my class on water resource systems modelling, we were asked to go somewhere, observe flow, and write about it. I was advised to go check out a tiny pipe with a crazy back story in High Park. At the Spring Creek footbridge adjacent to the off-leash dog park, two streams of … Continue reading The Channel Beneath High Park