Designing a sustainable water management strategy including disaster management

Laura E. Van Der Hucht, Ronald Van Nooijen

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This paper presents preliminary results on the application of a water management approach that includes the principles of Build Back Better (BBB) and explicitly considers the performance of a water system during the different phases of the disaster management cycle. As a case study, a small touristic island was taken that is faced with drinking water shortages due to recurring disasters (tropical storms, hurricanes, and storm surges). While water management already provides some criteria for sustainability and resilience, BBB provides an additional context to determine criteria for system performance in the different phases of the disaster cycle. Once these criteria have been established for a specific case, different solution strategies can then be analysed for a given set of scenarios through a multi-criteria analysis (MCA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2nd IFAC Workshop on Integrated Assessment Modelling for Environmental Systems, IAMES 2022 - Tarbes, France
Duration: 1 Jun 20223 Jun 2022


  • Build Back Better
  • Disaster cycle
  • Disaster management
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • Water management

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