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Measuring water utility efficiency using fuzzy logic

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. M.V. Ryneveld;Prof. D. Stephenson en_US
dc.contributor.author Eldidy, Nezar Abdelfattah Mohamed
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-06T14:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-06T14:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-06
dc.date.submitted 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8117
dc.description D.Ing. en_US
dc.description.abstract Measuring the efficiency of water utilities has been a constant challenge to various stakeholders in the water sector. There are several factors that influence the efficiency of utilities. The following study examines the different factors and establishes a model to quantify the efficiency of water utilities using limited number of variables. It utilises Fuzzy Logic to develop the measurement model. The developed method can also be used to configure a new water utility for efficiency. In addition, the research highlights some possible imperfections in the water policies that can result in an inherent inefficiency of a water utility. The developed model can assist in setting ceiling levels for utility's water assets and labour, to ensure efficiency. The model is generic and can be applied to any country or community, and can be used to configure water utilities for the poor. The Model utilised "Matlab Fuzzy Tool Box student version 2009a" software as a tool to develop the Fuzzy Inference Engine for Utility Efficiency. The study is a contribution to the domain of knowledge of water engineering science. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Fuzzy logic en_US
dc.subject Water utilities - Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Fuzzy systems
dc.subject Water quality measurement
dc.subject Water quality management
dc.title Measuring water utility efficiency using fuzzy logic en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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