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An integrated framework for selecting and evaluating the performance of stormwater harvesting options to supplement existing water supply systems

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Dandy, GC and Marchi, A and Maier, HR and Kandulu, J and Hatton MacDonald, DA and Ganji, A, An integrated framework for selecting and evaluating the performance of stormwater harvesting options to supplement existing water supply systems, Environmental Modelling and Software, 122 pp. 1-13. ISSN 1873-6726 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104554

Abstract

Existing water resources are under stress due to increasing demands associated with population and economic growth as well as the effects of climate change which can reduce available supply and increase demand. Alternative sources such as stormwater harvesting and treated wastewater are being considered in many cities to supplement existing water supplies. Stormwater harvesting schemes that supplement existing water supply systems are complex as they consist of an integrated set of components that perform the functions of collection, storage, treatment, distribution and discharge. Many options and possible sizes exist for each component. Furthermore, the selection and evaluation of stormwater harvesting schemes need to consider economic, environmental and social criteria, as well as technical feasibility. In order to deal with this complexity, an integrated framework is presented that assists authorities with determining if stormwater harvesting is preferable to other water sources and, if so, what type of stormwater scheme is best.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:framework, stormwater harvesting, multi-criteria analysis, benefit-cost analysis, environmental impact, social impact, alternative water sources, cost, energy and greenhouse gas emission database
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hatton MacDonald, DA (Associate Professor Darla Hatton MacDonald)
ID Code:135769
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2019-11-13
Last Modified:2020-04-20
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