This paper presents the initial stages of research funded by the Scottish Government to enable an evaluation of the suitability of drinking water treatment technologies at small to medium scales to facilitate the application of the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Rural Communities concept. The research included a technology scan to identify relevant drinking water treatment technologies suitable for small and medium sized rural communities in Scotland and an expert stakeholder workshop to verify and refine the technology inventory. The stakeholder workshop was also used to identify suitable selection criteria for Sustainable Rural Community drinking water projects. The criteria can be used in subsequent multi-stakeholder decision making for the most sustainable treatment options for specific communities. An explanation is provided on the methodology and the types of information that were collected and the outcomes of the research.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Sep 2016|
|Event||13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems - Athens, Greece|
Duration: 14 Sep 2016 → 16 Sep 2016
Conference number: 13
|Conference||13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems|
|Period||14/09/16 → 16/09/16|
Blackwood, D. J., O'Keeffe, J., Gilmour, D. J., & Falconer, R. E. (2016). An evaluation of water treatment technologies for sustainable rural communities. Paper presented at 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, Athens, Greece.