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Title: Overall assessment of environmental sustainability: the Portuguese water industry case
Authors: Tralhão, Sandra S.
Martins, Rita
Costa, João Paulo
Keywords: Water industry;environmental sustainability performance;multicriteria decision analysis methodologies;benchmarking regulation
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Abstract: Similarly to what happens worldwide, environmental sustainability is one of the pillars of the Portuguese water industry regulatory model. Taking into account the criteria and preference profiles defined by the Portuguese regulatory authority, the overall sustainability performance of the Portuguese water utilities is assessed using multicriteria decision analysis methodologies. The results showed that about half of the utilities have an overall unsatisfactory performance, which is not shown by the item-by-item assessment by the regulatory authority. The overall assessment allows not only highlighting and exposing the best practices of the sector, in line with the sunshine regulation model, as it proves appropriate to the valorization, in each regulatory period, of the priorities established in the sectoral plans for the sector.
ISSN: 0872-4733
2183-203X (PDF)
DOI: 10.14195/2183-203X_47_3
Rights: open access
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