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Domestic water use in Samson Cree Nation

  • Author / Creator
    Hnidan, Travis
  • Samson Cree Nation partnered with researchers at the University of Alberta to conduct a water resources analysis of their water systems. This thesis describes a community-based research approach used to explore domestic water use in Samson Cree Nation, the variables that effect domestic water use in Samson Cree Nation, and the design of system dynamics models of Samson Cree Nation’s water systems. Domestic water use in Samson Cree Nation averages 221 litres per capita per day although rural residents use 31 percent less water (195 litres per capita per day) than municipal residents (283 litres per capita per day). Outdoor water use is very low in Samson Cree Nation and no seasonal or climatic patterns were found. Average water use in Samson Cree Nation depends on water system type, drinking water source, household size, household occupancy during the day, leakage, and clothes washer use frequency. The system dynamics models highlight the importance of community-based work and community-lead initiatives to managing water resources.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3NG4H10R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Water Resources Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Ulrich, Ania (Environmental Engineering)
    • Davies, Evan (Water Resources Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • McCormack, Patricia (Native Studies)
    • Davies, Evan (Water Resources Engineering)
    • Loewen, Mark (Water Resources Engineering)
    • Ulrich, Ania (Environmental Engineering)