Voice of the River: Promoting the Dynamic of the Edge Conditions of the Ottawa River, the Valley of the Kiji Sibi through Floating Islands

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Aghashahi, Hamidreza




The Ottawa river is the eighth largest and one of the most important rivers in Canada. However, there are  complex problems that have developed in relation with the Ottawa river, such as water quality, sewage overflows and nuclear waste run off, dams' effects on the fish species, river access, river banks and regional boundaries. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the potential to reconnect the two edge conditions which belong to different regional boundaries along the Ottawa River and its linkage points through floating islands. The intention is to consider ways to re-imagine our riverfront for future generations by raising awareness about the important qualities of water and its psychological values in our lives. It is argued here that the river is about many sides, past two physical river banks. There are many cultural, political and economic issues intersecting, each bringing different points of view to the fore.


Engineering - Environmental




Carleton University

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