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The Connection Between Landscape Architecture And Water Quality: A Survey Of Landscape Architects In Texas

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Andrea Lora en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:23Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:23Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:23Z
dc.date.submitted December 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1580 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/269
dc.description.abstract For local jurisdictions and consumers, water quality has become importantas development pressures and expanding population has increased the strain on existing water supplies. Aging infrastructure, limited financial resources, and environmental regulations are forcing many users to seek alternatives to traditional water treatment and storm conveyance systems. Landscape architects can utilize many environmentally sound methods and technology to protect water quality. The opportunity is there to incorporate measures such as buffers, low-impact development, open space design, rain gardens, basins, and native plantings in the design process. A survey of practicing landscape architects in Texas demonstrated the trends of alternative measures applications and perception to water quality. The responses indicate the use of these measures is not prevalent. Visibility of projects remain limited to a select audience. Educating the client in the need for these measures is still required of the landscape architects. Dissemination of information media such as professional periodicals would increase the visibility of water quality projects. Another potential option is to establish demonstration exhibits with independent school districts, and municipal governments. More of the public would then be encouraged to consider the use of alternative measures in protecting water quality. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Robinette, Gary en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title The Connection Between Landscape Architecture And Water Quality: A Survey Of Landscape Architects In Texas en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Robinette, Gary en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1151
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