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Scenario 2040 for Oslo as model city

The TRUST report ‘Scenario 2040 for Oslo as model city’ is a publicly available sequel to a confidential TRUST report in which interventions suggested by the water sanitation utility in Oslo (Oslo VAV) have been tested, using the WaterMet 2 (WM2) model developed by Exeter University and the Dynamic Metabolism Model (DMM) developed at the Norwegian University of Science and...

How sustainable are you?

The TRUST online self-assessment tool (short SAT) is a simple and small diagnosis tool for water utilities to determine whether their urban water cycle services are on track to become truly sustainable in 25 years from now. The SAT provides a rough diagnosis without too much effort or data.   It works with a mixture of performance indicators and good practices, using indicators as a measure...

WaterMet2 model on track

TRUST released a report that outlines the key concepts that are being used to develop the WaterMet2 simulation model (also called Metabolism Model), which will be available by the end of April 2014.   The model, encapsulated in a piece of software, will be used to assess current and future integrated urban water system performance, covering the full water cycle. It will be mass balance based...

Progress on Metabolism Model

During an important work area 3 meeting, the progress of the metabolism model that is currently being developed within the TRUST project has been discussed.   The model approach is proposed for a structured analysis of the urban water system, drawing upon state-of-the-art methods and principles from the research field of industrial ecology. The metabolism concept is referring to an...

TRUST self-assessment tool on its way

The online self-assessment tool that is currently being developed by TRUST will enable cities to do a quick assessment whether they are on track for a sustainable water future. In only three hours time, the tool that will be available for everyone on the TRUST website at the end of 2012, will provide a preliminary, simple assessment of the current situation of the city, answering essential...