Challenges and opportunities for decentralised water technologies in Scotland

Lawson, E., Robbie, J. , Sloan, W. T. and Amezaga, J. (2024) Challenges and opportunities for decentralised water technologies in Scotland. Water Policy, 26(2), pp. 189-205. (doi: 10.2166/wp.2024.194)

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The paradigm of centralised water and wastewater services is coming under significant pressure from multiple global factors. Therefore, there is a need to consider the challenges and opportunities for decentralised water and wastewater technologies and systems. This search is particularly relevant within the context of Scotland, where a proportion of the population uses existing decentralised technologies. The Scottish context shows that those using decentralised services struggle to manage their water and wastewater services without appropriate support. However, the global goals of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation, a just transition to net-zero and community empowerment, provide opportunities and policy pathways towards the implementation and improvement of decentralised technologies and systems.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the Decentralised Water Technologies grant (EP/V030515/1).
Keywords:Decentralised technologies, policy, Scotland, sustainable development, wastewater, water.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robbie, Dr Jill
Authors: Lawson, E., Robbie, J., Sloan, W. T., and Amezaga, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Water Policy
Publisher:IWA Publishing
ISSN (Online):1996-9759
Published Online:01 February 2024
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2024 The Authors
First Published:First published in Water Policy 26(2):189-205
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
309846Decentralised water technologiesWilliam SloanEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/V030515/1ENG - Infrastructure & Environment