Incorporation of Hyporheic Zone into Stream Rehabilitation
Dr Chui, Ting Fong May (Principal investigator)
Professor Li Xiao-yan (Co-Investigator)
hyporheic zone, ground surface interactions, river rehabilitation, river restoration
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
1) determine the residence times (RTs) of hyporheic zones (HZs) under various conditions through numerical simulations; 2) derive mathematical function(s) to describe the relationship between RTs and their various governing factors, based on simulation results and an extensive literature search; 3) couple the RT function(s) into a stream routing model; 4) evaluate the effectiveness of different stream rehabilitation designs in restoring hyporheic zone using the coupled model at both reach and catchment scale.