PhD defence U.N.A.K. (Anil) Palakodeti


Prof.dr. J. Edelenbos


Dr. M.P. van Dijk

Thursday 14 Jan 2021, 13:30 - 15:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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On Thursday 14 January 2021, U.N.A.K. Palakodeti will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘“S.I.T.E” Valuation of Drinking Water’.

This thesis was developed by the author, between 2015-2019, in consultation with multiple stakeholders of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage Board, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Urban poor communities in Hyderabad city region.

An integrated approach in water governance and management of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage Board was required that combined all the values of all the stakeholders in decision-making procedures. S.I.T.E valuation provide a means to systematic and integrated decision support to provide safe and adequate drinking water facilities to the urban poor communities. 

This thesis presents an approach of S.I.T.E valuation to combine multiple disciplinaries in the decision-making procedure. In S.I.T.E valuation, societal, institutional, technical, and economic aspects were taken into consideration during the decision-making procedures to provide drinking water facilities and services to the urban poor communities. This has the potential to increase the end user's satisfaction levels, reduce the externalities and disparities in providing drinking water facilities and services to the urban poor communities.

Due to corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Hall or the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defens their dissertation either in a small group or online.

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