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Sustainability Criteria for Decision Support in the UK Water Industry

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  • T. J. Foxon
  • G. Mcilkenny
  • D. Gilmour
  • C. Oltean-Dumbrava
  • N. Souter
  • R. Ashley
  • D. Butler
  • P. Pearson
  • P. Jowitt
  • J. Moir

Abstract

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.

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  • T. J. Foxon & G. Mcilkenny & D. Gilmour & C. Oltean-Dumbrava & N. Souter & R. Ashley & D. Butler & P. Pearson & P. Jowitt & J. Moir, 2002. "Sustainability Criteria for Decision Support in the UK Water Industry," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(2), pages 285-301.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:45:y:2002:i:2:p:285-301
    DOI: 10.1080/09640560220116341
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    4. Ismail Erol & Nigar Cakar & Derya Erel & Ramazan Sari, 2009. "Sustainability in the Turkish retailing industry," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(1), pages 49-67.

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