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Peder Hjorth   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Peder Hjorth published an article in February 2019.
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Lars Bengtsson

199 shared publications

Division of Water Resources Engineering and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Kaveh Madani

120 shared publications

Center for Environmental Policy; Imperial College London; UK

Kamshat Tussupova

10 shared publications

Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund University, Box 118, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden

Marat Kalishev

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Department of Public Health, Karaganda Medical University, Gogol Street 40, Karaganda 100008, Kazakhstan

Raushan Dosmagambetova

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Department of Public Health, Karaganda Medical University, Gogol Street 40, Karaganda 100008, Kazakhstan

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Water Supply Challenges in Rural Areas: A Case Study from Central Kazakhstan Alua Omarova, Kamshat Tussupova, Peder Hjorth, Marat Kalishe... Published: 26 February 2019
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph16050688
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Rural water supplies have traditionally been overshadowed by urban ones. That must now change, as the Sustainable Development Goals calls for water for all. The objective of the paper is to assess the current access to and the perceived water quality in villages with various types of water supply. The survey was carried out during July–December 2017 in four villages in central Kazakhstan. Overall, 1369 randomly selected households were interviewed. The results revealed that even though villagers were provided with tap water, significant numbers used alternative sources. There were three reasons for this situation: residents’ doubts regarding the tap water quality; use of other sources out of habit; and availability of cheaper or free sources. Another problem concerned the volume of water consumption, which dropped sharply with decreased quality or inconvenience of sources used by households. Moreover, people gave a poor estimate to the quality and reliability of water from wells, open sources and tankered water. The paper suggests that as well decentralization of water management as monitoring of both water supply and water use are essential measures. There must be a tailor-made approach to each village for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of providing rural Kazakhstan with safe water.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Water resources management in a homogenizing world: Averting the Growth and Underinvestment trajectory Ali Mirchi, David W. Watkins, Casey J. Huckins, Kaveh Madani... Published: 02 September 2014
Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2013wr015128
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment: New Challenges Require New Thinking Peder Hjorth, Kaveh Madani Published: 01 February 2014
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi: 10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000411
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 16 Reads 2 Citations Systems Analysis to Promote Frames and Mental Models for Sustainable Water Management Peder Hjorth, Kaveh Madani Published: 01 November 2013
Proceedings of The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-f003
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The water sector has experienced numerous failures in projects aiming at sustainable development and has seen some, but less numerous, examples of successes. However, the most striking observation is the near universal failure to learn from these examples. Somehow, scientists and managers have allowed the indications of new approaches and opportunities go undetected because they did not fit with their mindsets or perceptual apparatus.We discuss some of the mental frames that have hampered the progress towards sustainable development by creating confusion and inconsistency in the interpretation of sustainable development concepts. We analyze where these frames come from, who is promoting or defending them, and what can be done to change these frames in ways that are more in line with the basic tenets of sustainable development. We conclude that most sustainability initiatives have failed because the environment and development were not properly brought together. The “environment” is where we live and “development” is what we all do in attempting to improve our lot within that abode. The two are unseparable (Our Common Future). Thus, there is a need to draw on diverse disciplinary perspectives and to cut across sectoral boundaries to counter the monovalent approaches that have dominated mainstream enquiry and practice. To that end, we discuss how systems analysis can help produce adequate mental models and enabling frameworks for process changes. These frameworks should define general objectives and means of verification of progress without specifying uniform approaches and activities. Systems analysis is also a methodology that can help make sure that problems posed are adequately defined and dismiss biased goal formulations stemming from twisted frames imposed by dominant actors or “solution-oriented approaches.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Lake Outbursts Nikolai Filatov, Leonid Rukhovets, Esko Kuusisto, André Robi... Published: 01 January 2012
Encyclopedia of Petroleum Geoscience, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6_101
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Lake Shore Nomenclature Nikolai Filatov, Leonid Rukhovets, Esko Kuusisto, André Robi... Published: 01 January 2012
Encyclopedia of Petroleum Geoscience, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6_118
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