Application of the analytical hierarchy process to the design of a water distribution system in Malawi

Tiku Tanyimboh, E Jarvis, A Kanyoza

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Abstract

An efficient water network design is a balance between network cost, reliability, performance and appropriateness to the community. The application of the analytic hierarchy process and an array of reliability measures to the design of a water distribution network in a peri-urban area is described. Fieldwork was carried out to ascertain the relevant topographical, demographic and socio-economic data for the study area. In addition to the capital cost and performance indicators for the water distribution system, social and health-related issues were included in the design process. The results showed that a design with a high value of statistical entropy, reliability and redundancy would also have a higher cost. When the analytical hierarchy process was used to carry out a systematic assessment of the various trade-offs, the more expensive but reliable networks were determined to be more appropriate.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Distribution Systems Analysis 2008
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
EventWater Distribution Systems Analysis - Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 17 Aug 200820 Aug 2008

Conference

ConferenceWater Distribution Systems Analysis
CountrySouth Africa
CityKruger National Park
Period17/08/0820/08/08

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Water distribution systems
Costs
Analytic hierarchy process
Electric power distribution
Redundancy
Water
Entropy
Health
Economics

Keywords

  • analytical hierarchy process approach
  • water distribution systems
  • Malawi
  • multicriteria analysis

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Tanyimboh, T., Jarvis, E., & Kanyoza, A. (2008). Application of the analytical hierarchy process to the design of a water distribution system in Malawi. In Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2008 (pp. 1-13) https://doi.org/10.1061/41024(340)34
Tanyimboh, Tiku ; Jarvis, E ; Kanyoza, A. / Application of the analytical hierarchy process to the design of a water distribution system in Malawi. Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2008. 2008. pp. 1-13
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Tanyimboh T, Jarvis E, Kanyoza A. Application of the analytical hierarchy process to the design of a water distribution system in Malawi. In Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2008. 2008. p. 1-13 https://doi.org/10.1061/41024(340)34