Assessing the sustainability of small wastewater systems: A context oriented planning approach

Birgitte Hoffmann, Susanne Balslev Nielsen, Morten Elle, Søren Gabriel, Ann Marie Eilersen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Mogens Henze

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Abstract

The authors present a planning tool for comparing and assessing the sustainability of different wastewater systems. The core of the planning tool is an assessment method based on both technical and social elements. The point of departure is that no technique is inherently sustainable or ecological in itself, but that the sustainability of the total system of technologies for a particular settlement in a given location must be assessed in a holistic and transparent manner. A pilot case is used to demonstrate the structure and the results of the assessment method. The assessment method is still under development and this paper discusses crucial points in the development of the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssessing the sustainability of small wastewater systems
Publication date1999
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Hoffmann, B., Nielsen, S. B., Elle, M., Gabriel, S., Eilersen, A. M., Mikkelsen, P. S., & Henze, M. (1999). Assessing the sustainability of small wastewater systems: A context oriented planning approach. In Assessing the sustainability of small wastewater systems