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Green infrastructure in situ management of urban water: phytoremediation as a selection mechanism of plant species

Grant number: 14/14998-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 07, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Landscaping
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Paulo Renato Mesquita Pellegrino
Grantee:Maitê Bueno Pinheiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/01431-3 - The role of plants in green infrastructure in situ management of urban water and the expirience of the city of Berlin, Germany, BE.EP.MS


Green infrastructure is a network of interconnected natural areas and open spaces that perform ecological functions infrastructural able to preserve the value of natural ecosystems and their functions as watersheds. Still incipient in Brazil, green infrastructure systems can be shown in some cities in developed countries, which have adopted an ecological approach to urban water management at the source by incorporating the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). These systems consist of types of landscape designs high performance (rain gardens, storm beds, green roofs, wetlands, etc.), offer a range of ecosystem and environmental services. Plant species involved and associated microorganisms from natural mechanisms of phytoremediation, treat pollution, act in the infiltration, storage and evaporation of stormwater at the source, significantly reducing flooding and also providing other ecosystem and environmental services. Phytoremediation is an emerging remediation technology which, starting out from plants and microorganisms associated with them, acts on a range of organic and inorganic contaminants in different matrices (soil, surface water and groundwater and sediment) and, due to its positive aesthetic effect on the landscape, it can be integrated into high performance landscape designs. This research project intends to develop a descriptive bibliographic survey species Phytoremediator plants, with the purpose of construct a database that can serve as a practical tool for green infrastructure projects in situ management of urban water, for application in the present context of the city of São Paulo and other Brazilian cities. (AU)

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PINHEIRO, Maitê Bueno. Plants for green infrastructure and the role of vegetation in urban water treatment in São Paulo: identification of criteria for species selection. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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