Multi-criteria analysis applied to the selection of drinking water sources in developing countries: A case study of Cali, Colombia

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Luis Germán Delgado, Doris Van Halem, Peter Wessels, Luuk C. Rietveld

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Abstract

Guaranteeing a safe and continuous drinking water supply for the city of Cali, Colombia, has become a concern for the water company of Cali, the environmental authorities, universities, and entities involved in the water resource. The progressive deterioration of the city’s water sources has led to a search for future water sources and/or technologies in order to ensure high water quality standards at minimal costs. This paper describes a variety of problems occurring in the current water supply system in Cali and gives a description of the alternatives that have been considered to solve these problems in the past decades. Multi-criteria analysis was applied to assess alternatives for safe drinking supplies, demonstrating their suitability during the decision-making process when constraints arise due to political, community and institutional interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-413
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Drinking water supply
  • Multi-criteria analysis
  • PROMETHEE
  • Riverbank filtration

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