WIT Press

An integrated framework for solving wastewater problems at the regional level

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO-V2-N2-117-123

Volume

Volume 2 (2007), Issue 2

Pages

6

Page Range

117 - 123

Author(s)

M.C. Cunha

Abstract

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) asks for the commitment of all European member states. There are many different issues to be considered simultaneously and appropriate methodologies and tools are needed to overcome the complexity of this mission. This article presents an integrated framework for solving wastewater problems, at a regional level, aiming at achieving the WFD goals. This is a challenging task from all viewpoints: environmental, economic, social, and technical. The various levels of intervention deemed necessary for this purpose are described and the need for appropriate methodological tools is analyzed.

Keywords

decision models, wastewater systems, Water Framework Directive