Sustainability criteria for decision support in the UK water industry

T. J. Foxon, G. McIlkenny, Daniel J. Gilmour, C. Oltean-Dumbrava, Niki Souter, Richard Ashley, David Butler, P. Pearson, Paul Jowitt, James Moir

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    The incorporation of sustainability assessment into decision-making processes is a key task for water service providers in the UK and elsewhere. This paper describes the development and application of a set of sustainability criteria, which have been developed and tested with project partners in the UK and Romania. They will be used in a 'guidebook' that will set out a framework to facilitate the inclusion of sustainability in the decision-making process. This work is part of the Sustainable Water Industry Asset Resource Decisions project to develop a multi-criteria analysis decision support system to assist water service providers to assess the relative sustainability of water/wastewater system asset development decisions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-301
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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