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Scotland’s water

On August 27th, the last of the TRUST WA2 workshops took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The meeting was led by Prof Paul Jeffrey from Cranfield University, and brought together representatives from Scottish Water, national (Scottish) and local government, as well as various national agencies involved in the water sector, and one commercial water provider.   Unlike most of the TRUST city...

TRUST report “Integrated Decision Support Framework” now available

The report describes an Integrated Framework for the development of a Decision Support System (DSS), facilitating strategic decision-making for the long-term city metabolism planning problem. A novel methodology for comparing and selecting alternative solutions is presented employing Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and multiple scenarios handling resulting in a system able to deal with uncertain...

Future of Oslo’s water services discussed in TRUST workshop

On April 16th and 17th, Oslo was the setting for the latest of the TRUST workshops for Work Area 2. The two sessions were led jointly by Per Kristiansen from Oslo VAV (the municipal water and sewer utility), and Jon Røstum from SINTEF.  The first ‘citizen groups’ workshop brought together around 12 participants from local environmental and community groups, housing associations, and Oslo...

First step taken on the way to long term planning Decision Support System (DSS)

The idea behind the Decision Support System, that is currently being developed by TRUST, is to design the methodology and the associated software tool that will help users (water utilities, city planners and others interested stakeholders) to build and evaluate alternative and, eventually, select the best long-term intervention strategy given the target long-term performance of the urban water...

TRUST Magazine is launched

The first issue of TRUST Magazine has been launched today. This periodical newsletter will serve as a comunication vehicle for the project and will present project news, interviews and developments. The first issue provides an overview of the TRUST project, presenting the main principles and objectives and some information on how the project is organized.   Dissemination is one of the...