Assesment of sustainable wastewater handling in sewerless settlm.

    Project Details


    The purpose is to develop a method for comparative assessment of solutions for sustainable handling of wastewater in the open land. The perspective is transparancy and a better agreement between different stakeholders perception of what sustainable wastewater handling is.
    The assessment method will be incorporated in a generally accessible and practicable computer-based decision support system for use in planning and quality control of projects.
    The basic premise of the method is that no specific technologies are inherently sustainable, or ecological, but that the sustainability of the total system of technologies for a settlement in a given location must be assessed in a holistic and transparent manner. The method brings wastewater handling into focus, but related waste streams and stormwater is included in the assessments, when their handling are directly coupled with the handling of wastewater. Settlements whithout traditional sewer systems are covered, e.g. farm houses, summer cottages, garden allotments, villages and ecological settlements planned with specific reference to avoiding sewers. These types of settlements have very different natural and manmade preconditions and the method thus rests on site-analyses of local conditions. The project will involve external stakeholders through case-studies where solutions for existing or planned settlements are assessed to test and illustrate the assessment method.
    Effective start/end date01/10/199831/12/2000


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