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Planning for Achieving Sustainability

  • David E. McNabbEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is about the major planning models that water utilities use to monitor and manage their short- and long-term operations. This chapter briefly describes general utility planning then focuses on elements of strategic planning. General Utility Planning (GUP) consists of two distinct but related areas: operations planning and capital improvement planning. Strategic Sustainability Planning (SSP) consists of a combination of elements from three planning models: strategic planning, asset management planning, and financial planning.

Keywords

Operations planning Capital improvement planning Financial planning Strategic planning Asset management 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Lutheran UniversityTacomaUSA

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