The challenge of system change: an historical analysis of Sydney's sewer systems

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Show simple item record Fam, DM Mellick-Lopes, A Willetts, JR Mitchell, CA 2010-07-15T07:27:21Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Design Philosophy Papers, 2009, 3/2009 pp. 1 - 14
dc.identifier.issn 1448-7136
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite the obvious health benefits of the sanitary revolution and construction of sewered systems, there are increasing doubts about the long term sustainability of centralised, water-based sanitation. Growing uncertainties such as rapid population growth, emergence of new pollutants, changing hydrological conditions in relation to climate change and global economic instability will require systems to be more open to `flexible and reflexive approaches1 in meeting future sanitation needs. The highly inflexible nature of existing sanitation systems burdened with over a century of capital infrastructure investment and assets that require 30-50 years to pay back, make centralised sanitation both economically unsustainable and institutionally rigid. Social practices associated with water borne sanitation have been embedded within western society for over a century making `radicalï½ system change and the introduction of alternative technologies and habits of practice challenging.
dc.publisher Team D/E/S
dc.title The challenge of system change: an historical analysis of Sydney's sewer systems
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Design Philosophy Papers
dc.journal.volume 3/2009
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en_US DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 010821
dc.personcode 020106
dc.personcode 104108
dc.percentage 100 en_US Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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