Assessment of Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management Options: A Comprehensive Approach
AbstractA comprehensive evaluation framework that can assess a wide range of water supply and demand management policy options in terms of economic, social, environmental, risk-based, and functional performance is crucial to ascertain their level of sustainability. However, such a detailed, generic, and holistic policy evaluation framework is not found in the literature. This paper reviews studies to evaluate water supply and/or demand management options conducted during 2000–2016. Primarily, the paper reviews the evaluation criteria used by different studies for decision making given their significant difference and the importance of a comprehensive set of criteria to complete a rigorous evaluation. In addition, a comprehensive set of water supply and demand management options are not considered together for a comparative assessment to prioritise best options for a certain area and time. Further, performance of these options needs to be evaluated for a range of uncertainties arising from changes of spatial and temporal variables of the system. While this paper highlights the important aspects that need to be included in a comprehensive policy evaluation framework, available studies collectively present a rich set of information to support it. View Full-Text
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Rathnayaka, K.; Malano, H.; Arora, M. Assessment of Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management Options: A Comprehensive Approach. Water 2016, 8, 595.
Rathnayaka K, Malano H, Arora M. Assessment of Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management Options: A Comprehensive Approach. Water. 2016; 8(12):595.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rathnayaka, Kumudu; Malano, Hector; Arora, Meenakshi. 2016. "Assessment of Sustainability of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management Options: A Comprehensive Approach." Water 8, no. 12: 595.
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