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Brunner, N; Starkl, M; Kazmi, AA; Real, A; Jain, N; Mishra, V.
(2018): Affordability of Decentralized Wastewater Systems: A Case Study in Integrated Planning from INDIA
WATER-SUI. 2018; 10(11): FullText FullText_BOKU

Based on experiences about the planning of decentralized wastewater treatment systems for slums of two rural towns in India, the paper asks to what extent affordability for the future users may impede the realization of other sustainability goals. The planning aimed at ensuring economic, social, and environmental sustainability. To this end the planning process promoted the participation of stakeholders and it was supplemented by an in-depth analysis (using novel methods) of the socio-economic situation of the future users. In particular, an approach towards estimating willingness to pay from small samples was developed. Taking all this information into account, planning identified a well-established technology that it is inexpensive, robust, and easy to maintain. The experiences of this planning process may generalize to other developing countries seeking socially acceptable low cost solutions with reasonable pollution reduction for resolving the sanitation crisis.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Brunner Norbert
Starkl Markus

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sewage treatment plant (STP), city sanitation plan (CSP), decentralized system
stakeholder participation
household (HH) survey
willingness to pay (WTP), distribution fit tests
analytic hierarchy process (AHP), pattern recognition

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