Congratulations to Water Institute PI Lorna Fitzsimons on the publication of her article entitled “Design and implementation of a performance assessment methodology cognisant of data accuracy for Irish wastewater treatment plants”
Without intervention, wastewater treatment plants will become more resource intensive as they strive to meet environmental regulations. This challenge is set against the backdrop, in many countries, of an emphasis on cost reduction and increasing concern regarding the sustainability of the sector. It is imperative that tools and methodologies are developed that allow the wastewater sector to measure resource efficiency and benchmark performance in a standardised and efficient manner. Existing benchmarking systems can offer detailed analysis of many aspects of wastewater treatment. However, these systems do not offer a means of assessing the accuracy of the data used for performance assessment.
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