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Overhauls in Water Supply Systems in Ukraine: A Hydro-Economic Method of Socially Responsible Planning and Cost Management

Papagiannis, F, Gazzola, P and Pokutsa, I (2018) Overhauls in Water Supply Systems in Ukraine: A Hydro-Economic Method of Socially Responsible Planning and Cost Management. Journal of Cleaner Production. ISSN 0959-6526

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Abstract

The poor technical conditions of the water supply systems complicate the quality of urban population life and create a burden on public budgets. We examine the water supply system factors in Ukraine and identify the main parameters that restrain their development. This study examines the development of overhaul planning in water supply systems in Ukraine, taking into account the network equipment-aging factor. We employ a mathematical technique for optimizing the planned costs for overhauls in water supply networks by engaging latent-semantic analysis (LSA). The LSA provides a novel approach to sustainable planning of several economic factors in water supply. The exhibited results underline prominent technical and economic similarities in Ukrainian water supply systems. These results allow us to reveal an unsustainable usage of public funding for overhauls. In addition, the overhaul planning model engaged, improves the Ukrainian water supply sector. It helps the country to abandon the current reactive water management approach and aims towards proactive and sustainable water management. This innovative approach could redefine the public managerial profile, calibrating it towards a socially responsible one, significantly raising the quality of the urban population’s living standards.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0907 Environmental Engineering, 0910 Manufacturing Engineering, 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 12:06
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 12:06
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.156
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8056

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