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Tesi etd-06092005-152049

Thesis type
Tesi di laurea vecchio ordinamento
Pierini, Nicola
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Sustainability Indicators for Urban Water Management
Corso di studi
relatore Tartarelli, Roberto
relatore Prof. Tognotti, Leonardo
Parole chiave
  • Società
  • Sistema di gestione delle acque urbane
  • Processo decisionale
  • Salute e Igiene
  • Pesi
  • Indicatori di sostenibilità
  • Economia
  • Ambiente
  • Criteria
  • Weightings
  • Decision-making process
  • Sviluppo sostenible
  • Economy
  • Stockholm Water Company
  • Society
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Environment
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Sustainable development
  • Trend assessment
  • Water and wastewater management system
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Data di rilascio
Riassunto analitico
The concept of sustainable development is wide and not-well defined. The many dimensions that it considers should be taken into account in a decision-making process for expressing benefits from economic, environmental and social points of view.<br>Sustainability indicators are tools which allow to assess trends, to make comparisons among several solutions and to show whether a company is moving towards sustainability, how it is moving and which weak points it has.<br>An analysis of the definitions of sustainability and of sustainable water management has been carried out in order to understand the various concepts related to these terms. A set of sustainability criteria and indicators has been selected from a literature review for a water and wastewater management system in developing countries.<br>The Stockholm Water Company, the largest water company in Sweden, has been considered as a case study. A new list of indicators has been selected from the previous set and a model has been applied for their integration. A final combined index has been evaluated with the goal to assess the internal trend of the case company and its progress towards sustainability.