Flexibility: exploring its application in sewage systems
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|[Netherlands] : [publisher not identified]|
|1 online resource (PDF, X, 57 pages) illustrations|
|Student report, Wageningen University, Land Use Planning|
|Msc Thesis||MSc Thesis Land Use Planning - Urban Environmental Management - Land Use Planning - Wageningen University|
|Toelichting (Engels)||In this thesis, the flexibility concept for sewage systems in the Netherlands is studied. Flexibility is explored because the sewage domain faces increasing uncertainty, whereby relying solely on the traditional robust concepts does not always provide the best solutions any longer. The flexibility concept was studied by reviewing literature from other professional fields since it is just recently applied in the sewage domain. Through interviews with actors involved in sewage system management, knowledge about their perception towards flexibility was gathered. Different conceptualizations of flexibility and the existence of multiple types were found. This thesis therefore systematically structured the diverse flexibility types that were found applicable for sewage systems, in three groups and presented it in a figure. A domain analysis was executed to create the three groups. Furthermore, flexibility is recognized beneficial, though in diverse intensity among actors in sewage system management. In general, flexibility measures related to spatial planning and water quantity are concluded beneficial for sewage systems. Some boundary conditions are proposed to deal with possible negative impacts of implementing flexibility.|