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Sustainability assessments for the case studies

The SEESAW Model has, as far as possible, been applied to the four AISUWRS case study cities of Ljubljana, Slovenia, of Mount Gambier, South Australia, of Rastatt, Germany, and of Doncaster, England. Unfortunately not the whole intended scope of the approach could be implemented, applied and approved during the project: data availability was scarce due to either sensitivity problems with regard to commercial water utilities (Doncaster), non-existence of data in the case study city’s utility (Ljubljana) or similar problems.

The decision orientation of the approach was partly confronted with political constraints related to the action scenarios defined for model application (Rastatt). And the final decision workshop in the four case study cities was not applicable, as on one side for all the cities the action scenarios were found to be not relevant for actual decision making, and on the other side, results with regard to the impact of improvement measures were delayed and thus caused further delays for the subsequent workshops that could thus not be planned as early in advance to win the stakeholders for participation.

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