Multicriteria decision approaches to support sustainable drainage options for the treatment of highway and urban runoff

Ellis, John Bryan and Deutsch, J-C. and Mouchel, Jean-Marie and Scholes, Lian N. L. and Revitt, D. Mike (2004) Multicriteria decision approaches to support sustainable drainage options for the treatment of highway and urban runoff. Science of the Total Environment, 334-35 . pp. 251-260. ISSN 0048-9697

Full text is not in this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.04.066

This item is available in the Library Catalogue

Abstract

The control and treatment of urban and highway 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 multicriteria analysis methodology for the evaluation and accreditation of SUDS structures within the context of an overall decision-support framework. Approaches independently developed in the UK and France are outlined with the common multicriteria structures defining generic performance criteria together with supporting benchmark standards and exclusion thresholds. A French case study is presented to illustrate the approach and to highlight the inherent constraints and subjectivity embedded in the decision-making process.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Citations on ISI Web of Science:11
ID Code:3856
Useful Links:
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 09:19
Last Modified:14 Oct 2014 16:15

Repository staff only: item control page

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year