A decision support system for selecting sanitation systems in developing countries

Loetscher, Thomas and Keller, Jurg (2002) A decision support system for selecting sanitation systems in developing countries. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 36 4: 267-290.


Author Loetscher, Thomas
Keller, Jurg
Title A decision support system for selecting sanitation systems in developing countries
Journal name Socio-Economic Planning Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9673
Publication date 2002-12
DOI 10.1016/S0038-0121(02)00007-1
Volume 36
Issue 4
Start page 267
End page 290
Total pages 24
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
300105 Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Abstract Due to the socio-economic inhomogeneity of communities in developing countries, the selection of sanitation systems is a complex task. To assist planners and communities in assessing the suitability of alternatives, the decision support system SANEX™ was developed. SANEX™ evaluates alternatives in two steps. First, Conjunctive Elimination, based on 20 mainly technical criteria, is used to screen feasible alternatives. Subsequently, a model derived from Multiattribute Utility Technique (MAUT) uses technical, socio-cultural and institutional criteria to compare the remaining alternatives with regard to their implementability and sustainability. This paper presents the SANEX™ algorithm, examples of its application in practice, and results obtained from field testing.
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