The secret life of water systems: least cost planning beyond demand management

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dc.contributor.author Fane, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Turner, Andrea en_US
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Cynthia en_US
dc.contributor.editor Beck, M.B. and Speers, A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:56:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:56:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003113 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fane Simon, Turner Andrea, and Mitchell Cynthia 2006, 'The secret life of water systems: least cost planning beyond demand management', in http://www.iwapublishing.com/template.cfm?name=isbn184339507x (ed.), IWA Publishing, London, UK, pp. 35-41. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1-84339-507-X en_US
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11703
dc.description.abstract The water industry in Australia and international is involved in a period of significant change. The conventional roles of water and wastewater utilities are being redefined with the objectives of resource conservation and sustainable development added to existing responsibilities. Least cost planning (LCP) has emerged as the way forward for water utilities in regions where water conservation has become an objective or where ongoing supply expansion is constrained. It involves techniques for the design and evaluation of demand management programs and aims to compare demand- and supply-side options on an equivalent basis. The approach is based on the key ideas that: demand is for the services water provides rather than the actual volume supplied; and that a drop of water saved is equal to a drop supplied. This paper contends that LCP has much to offer the water sector beyond demand management. It is an approach that has potential for options assessment across the water cycle and can aid planning towards more sustainable outcomes within the sector. The paper concludes that LCP concepts and techniques will have worth in addressing the challenges of sustainable development for both urban water systems and catchment management en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher IWA Publishing en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.iwapublishing.com/template.cfm?name=isbn184339507x en_US
dc.rights ©IWA Publishing 2006. The definitive peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in 2nd IWA Leading-Edge on Sustainability in Water-Limited Environments 2006 http://www.iwapublishing.com/template.cfm?name=isbn184339507x and is available at www.iwapublishing.com. en_US
dc.title The secret life of water systems: least cost planning beyond demand management en_US
dc.parent 2nd IWA Leading-Edge on Sustainability in Water-Limited Environments en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 35 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 41 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140205 en_US
dc.personcode 980942 en_US
dc.personcode 011091 en_US
dc.personcode 010821 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environment and Resource Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords backcasting; economic analysis; end-use modeling; urban water systems; least cost planning; demand management en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 010821 en_US


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