Roxane Lavoie

Roxane Lavoie
Laval University | ULAVAL

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Publications (21)
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“How can drinking water sources be protected, and how can one learn from others who have faced similar problems?” These questions are becoming increasingly relevant in a context where anthropogenic activities threaten natural resources. We describe in this paper a knowledge acquisition and modelling process to support complex decision-making relate...
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Many cities have adopted plans or policies to attain sustainable transportation objectives, including the redesign and rehabilitation of streets that favor active and public transportation. However, the implementation of any sustainable transportation plan is often riddled with various organizational and communicational obstacles. In order to under...
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Cet essai s’intéresse à l’intégration de l’eau souterraine dans le schéma d’aménagement et de développement. Il vise à identifier les connaissances sur l’eau souterraine qui sont essentielles au schéma d’aménagement et de développement, à définir les besoins et les limites en matière d’eau souterraine auprès des acteurs du milieu et à proposer des...
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Numerous multicriteria decision aiding (MCDA) methods have been developed over the last decades and are now applied in various domains, sometimes using facilitated group workshops to create models. These models are all designed to improve decision processes. However, the lack of follow-up and post-project evaluations limit the understanding of how...
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Au Canada, l’approche à barrières multiples permet une gestion multidimensionnelle de l’eau à l’aide d’outils et de pratiques permettant d’assurer une eau de qualité, de la source (lac, rivière, etc.) au robinet des citoyens. Une de ces barrières, la protection des sources d’eau potable (PSEP), cherche à anticiper ou à réduire les risques naturels...
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Transport decision processes have traditionally applied cost–benefit analysis (CBA) with benefits mainly relating to time-savings, and costs relating to infrastructure and maintenance costs. However, a shift toward more sustainable practices was initiated over the last decades to remedy the many negative impacts of automobility. As a result, decisi...
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Context Maintaining a high-water quality is one of the main challenges of the 21 st century 4 and SWP is one way to ensure it. SWP is used in a LUP context to reduce negative impacts of anthropogenic activities on water. However, implementing SWP in LUP implies acting on a regional scale and faces several challenges such as: Objective The objective...
Conference Paper
Protecting source water is an important step in maintaining high drinking water quality. This involves the implementation of various actions, on the territorial level, aimed at reducing the impact of anthropogenic activities on water sources. Acting on the territory involves many organizations with different goals and responsibilities resulting in...
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Maintaining high water quality is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. To address this issue, source water protection is one important step in the right direction. Protection implies the implementation of various actions in order to reduce the impacts of anthropogenic activities on water sources, meant for human consumption. However, ac...
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Groundwater is an essential resource for water supply, but it is vulnerable to the potential impacts of contaminant emissions from human activities. It is widely recognized that the effects of human activities on groundwater quality and quantity can be mitigated, in large part, by appropriate land-use planning because it plays a central role in gro...
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In order to increase the sustainability of transportation in cities, streets must provide infrastructures that favor active and public transportation modes. However, the current decision-making processes in transportation projects do not always explicitly take into account sustainable transportation requirements and often ignore concerns that may a...
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Shared procedures to build a consensus within a group decision process are sometimes used in multi-criteria decision-making. Facilitators often face several challenges and the solutions to overcome them are scarce and not well documented. This paper presents a case study within a decision framework that combines problem structuring with the multi-c...
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Regional aquifer assessments produce a wealth of scientific and technical information that is essential for the sound management of groundwater resources. However, regional water stakeholders are not generally groundwater specialists and cannot be expected to readily handle specialized hydrogeological maps and data. Without efficient information tr...
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Wetlands offer many social and ecological benefits, including by being highly productive environments, regulating climate and the global nitrogen cycle, supporting biological diversity, providing recreational and cultural services, reducing flood peaks, retaining sediment and contaminants, purifying water, acting as preferred groundwater recharge a...
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Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for small municipalities and individuals. However, groundwater can be polluted by almost any land use. Consequently, many governments have acquired groundwater information in the aim of protecting the resource. Nevertheless, the resulting data are often ill-fitted to planning needs. In a previous...
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Generally, groundwater is naturally of good quality for human consumption and represents an essential source of drinking water. In Canada, small municipalities and individuals are particularly reliant on groundwater, since they cannot afford complex water treatment installations. However, groundwater is a vulnerable resource that, depending on its...
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In recent decades, governments have developed better knowledge of groundwater and established measures to protect and preserve it. In the hope of protecting this resource and ensuring its sustainability, the Government of Quebec has launched a programme to characterise groundwater in the southern portion of the province. Prior to launching this pro...
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Groundwater is widely used as a source of drinking water in North America. However, it can be contaminated by microbial or chemical agents potentially hazardous to human health. In recent decades, governments have developed better knowledge of groundwater and established measures to protect and preserve the resource. Several studies have shown that...

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Maintaining high-water quality is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Water source protection is one way to achieve this goal which in-volves implementing different measures to minimize the impacts of human activities on water resources used for drinking supply. However, the man-agement of these activities through land use planning faces challenges be-cause of a complex framework that confers powers and responsibilities on water management to many organizations acting on several levels. This complex legal framework has therefore favored the division of a knowledge that is valuable when it is time to make a decision. The objective of this project is the development of a recommender system to promote the identi-fication and implementation of actions to protect water source through land use planning in the province of Quebec, Canada. To achieve this goal, this project aims to develop an intelligent decision support system that allows the gathering, structuring and sharing of water sources protection-related knowledge. These protection actions are identified in (1) recommendations in guides, statement of case and other planning documents, and (2) are the result of previous decision-making processes through which water source protection managers have attempted to respond to issues related to the qual-ity and quantity of their drinking water.
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Proposer des outils aux aménagistes et urbanistes pour les aider à prendre en compte dans leurs prises de décision les enjeux de la protection de l'eau.