NaCoSi – Sustainability controlling for urban water systems – risk profiles and control instruments

If the sustainability of urban water systems is a measure of performance, then this aspect needs to be incorporated in the controlling of services rendered and in management. A consideration of the future involves insecurity and hence risks. The collaborative project NaCoSi identifies the potentials for risks and dangers for a sustainable urban water management system.

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The focus of the transdisciplinary research project is on the respective water supply and wastewater disposal utilities with their relevant municipal and/or regional conditions and problems. A management instrument for sustainability controlling will be developed which conceives sustainable urban water management as a corridor of possible developments which is framed by defined categories of sustainability risks.


TU Darmstadt, Institut IWAR, FG Wasserversorgung und Grundwasserschutz
Petersenstraße 13 | 64287 Darmstadt

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn. Wilhelm Urban
Tel.: +49 6151 16 3939

Dr. Alexander Sonnenburg
Tel.: +49 6151 16 3447