Integrated approach to financial assessment of water supply and distribution systems to estimate future development costs in urban regions

Farzad Fahimi, Ahmed H. El-Shafie

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    Financial indicators in projects are essential factors in decision making. In this study, in order to achieve accurate evaluation of constructing a water supply and distribution system, including future development in urban areas, a new method has been formulated. This method is applied to Tehran's current water system as a case study. Capital and operational costs are utilised to assess the total costs of the system. Eventually, the total cost of the system is calculated per consumer as well as each water branch and water unit. This integrated approach could be applied to numerous similar cities in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)334-347
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Water
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Keywords

    • Capital cost
    • Domestic areas
    • Financial assessment
    • Operational cost
    • Water distribution system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Water Science and Technology

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    Integrated approach to financial assessment of water supply and distribution systems to estimate future development costs in urban regions. / Fahimi, Farzad; El-Shafie, Ahmed H.

    In: International Journal of Water, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2015, p. 334-347.

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