Making decentralised systems viable: a guide to managing decentralised assets and risks

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dc.contributor.author Willetts, Juliet en_US
dc.contributor.author Fane, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Cynthia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:30:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:30:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002253 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Willetts Juliet, Fane Simon, and Mitchell Cynthia 2007, 'Making decentralised systems viable: a guide to managing decentralised assets and risks', IWA Publishing, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 165-173. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0273-1223 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/3913
dc.description.abstract ecentralised systems have the potential to provide a viable option for long term sustainable management of household wastewater. Yet, at present, such systems hold an uncertain status and are frequently omitted from consideration. Their potential can only be realised with improved approaches to their management, and improved methods to decision-making in planning of wastewater systems. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the value of a novel framework to guide the planning of decentralised systems so that asset management and risk management are explicitly considered. The framework was developed through a detailed synthesis of literature and practice in the area of asset management of centralised water and wastewater systems, and risk management in the context of decentralised systems. Key aspects of the framework are attention to socio-economic risks as well as engineering, public health and ecological risks, the central place of communication with multiple stakeholders and establishing a shared asset information system. A case study is used to demonstrate how the framework can guide a different approach and lead to different, more sustainable outcomes, by explicitly considering the needs and perspectives of homeowners, water authorities, relevant government agencies and society as a whole. en_US
dc.publisher IWA Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.569 en_US
dc.title Making decentralised systems viable: a guide to managing decentralised assets and risks en_US
dc.parent Water Science and Technology en_US
dc.journal.volume 56 en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 165 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 173 en_US
dc.cauo.name
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 090500 en_US
dc.personcode 020106 en_US
dc.personcode 980942 en_US
dc.personcode 010821 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords sset management; decentralised wastewater systems; risk management; socio-economic risk; wastewater planning en_US
dc.staffid 010821 en_US


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