Faculty Advisor

Eddy, Bethel L.

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Project Center

New Zealand


This project worked with the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to investigate the impediments towards the adoption of low-impact design (LID) methods of stormwater treatment in Porirua, New Zealand to improve the water quality of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and its catchment area. Our team learned about the harbor’s needs through background research, on-site observations, interviews with professionals, and a focus group attended by the project’s stakeholder members. The results indicated that miscommunication in the development process and a general disregard for the quality of the harbor prohibit LID from expanding in Porirua. We recommended that developers integrate LID into future plans and the GWRC promote community engagement throughout the harbor catchment.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science