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dc.contributor.authorBehzadian, Kourosh
dc.contributor.authorKapelan, Zoran
dc.contributor.authorGovindarajan, Venkatesh
dc.contributor.authorBrattebø, H.
dc.contributor.authorSægrov, S.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T08:37:09Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the "WaterMet2" model for long-term assessment of urban water system (UWS) performance which will be used for strategic planning of the integrated UWS. WaterMet2 quantifies the principal water-related flows and other metabolism-based fluxes in the UWS such as materials, chemicals, energy and greenhouse gas emissions. The suggested model is demonstrated through sustainability-based assessment of an integrated real-life UWS for a daily time-step over a 30-year planning horizon. The integrated UWS modelled by WaterMet2 includes both water supply and wastewater systems. Given a rapid population growth, WaterMet2 calculates six quantitative sustainability-based indicators of the UWS. The result of the water supply reliability (94%) shows the need for appropriate intervention options over the planning horizon. Five intervention strategies are analysed in WaterMet2 and their quantified performance is compared with respect to the criteria. Multi-criteria decision analysis is then used to rank the intervention strategies based on different weights from the involved stakeholders' perspectives. The results demonstrate that the best and robust strategies are those which improve the performance of both water supply and wastewater systems.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)en_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 7, pp. 63-72en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.5194/dwes-7-63-2014
dc.identifier.grantnumber265122en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/17296
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherCopernicus Publications for Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5194/dwes-7-63-2014en_GB
dc.rightsCopyright © Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.en_GB
dc.titleWaterMet2: a tool for integrated analysis of sustainability-based performance of urban water systemsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2015-05-26T08:37:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1996-9457
dc.descriptionOpen Access journalen_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1996-9465
dc.identifier.journalDrinking Water Engineering and Scienceen_GB


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