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Jämförelse av strategier och lösningar för hållbar utveckling av VA-verksamheten i Jönköping och Borås kommun
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A comparison of strategies and solutions towards sustainable development of water infrastructure in the municipalities of Jönköping and Borås (English)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose with this thesis is to identify the problems that these two municipalities, Jönköping and Borås, are facing in regard to sustainable development in the water infrastructure area and highlight the different strategies that the municipalities has developed to find solutions to these problems. Two municipalities have been chosen for this analyse, the municipalities of Borås and Jönköping, for the reason that they both have similar population but two different solutions in how the municipality water management is run. The questions that the thesis are built on is:

1)    How do these two municipality work towards a sustainable development in water management?

2)    What are these strategies based on?

3)    How does the checklist for sustainable development been developed and how does it differ between the two municipalities?

Method: The method of finding the answers to these questions is six qualitative interviews with people from both organizations with knowledge of the subject. Literature studies of the theories behind sustainable development in water infrastructure and analysing documents provided by the municipalities in order to scientifically back up the findings from the interviews.

Findings: After analysing the collected data one can see that sustainability is already a part of water management in general but there is some focus areas that the organizations are working on with different tools which is presented in a checklist.

Implications: There are three conclusions that could be made from this thesis, they are about legal requirements, technical development and sustainability index.   

Limitations: This thesis is of limited size and is therefore an overview of these organizations work towards sustainable development. The thesis does not bring up the political aspect and does not do a deeper analysis of the different aspects of water management. 

Keywords: sustainable development, sustainable water management, water management

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2018.
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hållbar utveckling, sustainable water management, VA-teknik
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Water Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41820ISRN: JU-JTH-BTA-1-20180253OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41820DiVA, id: diva2:1254966
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Available from: 2018-10-19 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-10-19Bibliographically approved

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