Title: The development of multi-criteria analysis for the evaluation of urban surface drainage options 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Availability: Scholes, L. et al. (2004) The development of multi-criteria analysis for the evaluation of urban surface drainage options, ACTUI Decision support in the water industry under conditions of uncertainty 
Author 1/Producer: Scholes, L. 
Other Authors/Producers: Ellis, J.B., Revitt, D. M. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/Publications ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Short description: The control and treatment of urban surface water runoff involves a variety of stakeholders in the selection of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) as the design process needs to consider not only water quantity but also water quality and amenity. Thus technical, environmental/ecological, social/community and economic cost factors become prime potential sustainability criteria in terms of assessing long term, cost-effective drainage options. The paper develops a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) methodology for the evaluation, ranking and selection of SUDS structures. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
 
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