Sustainable development indicators: how are they used in Swedish water utilities?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

Since the late 1990s, increased attention has been given to the role of organizations in implementing sustainable development, where sustainable development indicators (SDIs) are frequently recommended as useful tools. Due to limited knowledge on the application of SDIs in Swedish water utilities, a series of field studies were carried out in order to find out whether and how SDIs are applied. Concurrently, a literature survey was performed concerning the current use of SDIs in organizations in general. Both studies show that SDIs are frequently used in reporting, but not in planning and decision-making, and hence may not contribute substantially to sustainable development.

Sweden

Sustainable development indicators

Organizations

Field studies

Urban water systems

Författare

Ulrika Palme

Chalmers, Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Anne-Marie Tillman

Chalmers, Göteborgs miljövetenskapliga centrum (GMV)

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Journal of Cleaner Production

0959-6526 (ISSN)

Vol. 16 1346-1357

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Oceanografi, hydrologi, vattenresurser

DOI

10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.07.001