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System dynamics modelling as a tool for assessing rural water sustainability

System dynamics modelling is a tool that has been used for decades in business management and economics applications, but little focus has been applied to the WASH sector.

Specifically, this paper discusses the use of causal loop diagrams and stock flow diagrams as methods to better understand the systemic drivers affecting sustainability of rural water service delivery.

TitleSystem dynamics modelling as a tool for assessing rural water sustainability
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsChintalapati, P., Walters, J., Javernick-Will, A., Linden, K.
Secondary TitleAll systems go! WASH Systems Symposium, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019
Pagination7 p.: 5 fig.
Date Published03/2019
PublisherIRC
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscausal loop diagram, rural water services, stock flow diagram, sustainability, system dynamic modelling
Abstract

System dynamics modelling is a tool that has been used for decades in business management and economics applications, but little focus has been applied to the WASH sector.

Specifically, this paper discusses the use of causal loop diagrams and stock flow diagrams as methods to better understand the systemic drivers affecting sustainability of rural water service delivery.