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Sustainability in large-scale water resources project planning

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Saleh Wasimi
Large-scale water resources projects are essentially irreversible human interventions of nature usually requiring huge amount of public investment and affecting large segment of population. It is therefore imperative rather ethical that any such project proposal is thoroughly scrutinised before implementation.The universally accepted criteria for judging the suitability of a large-scale water resources project are economic development, social equity and environmental sustainability. Economic development focuses on monetized gains that the project would deliver, social equity ensures a fair share of water resources to each member of communities in project area, and environmental sustainability aims at preserving the vital components of the resources of the current generation for making these resources available for use by the future generation.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Proceedings : Central Region Engineering Conference 2009 (CREC 2009), Regional Sustainability: Local Solutions to Global Issues, Rockhampton, Queensland, 14-15 August 2009.

Start Page

1

End Page

5

Number of Pages

5

Start Date

01/01/2009

ISBN-10

1921047623

Location

Rockhampton, Qld.

Publisher

Engineers Australia and CQ University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Queensland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Central Region Engineering Conference