Decision Support System for Selection of Appropriate Water, Sanitation and Energy Technologies in Developing Countries

  • Alyazia Hamad Alshamsi

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    A large portion of the world's population lacks access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and energy. Millions of people's health is being adversely affected as a result of this situation. Many water supply and sanitation technologies have been implemented in rural areas of developing countries, but some have failed to function because they were implemented incorrectly. This paper introduces the current situation of access to water, sanitation, and electricity, and how the projection of the growth of the world population emphasizes the need for decision support tool to assist International Aid Organizations and local governments in addressing these challenges. In addition, this paper will focus and represent the development and design of a user-friendly user interface to show how the user will interact with a web-based decision support system. The design of the user interface has been done by developing wireframe designs and the corresponding sequence diagrams. These user interface designs are log in page, main menu page, community information page, technology options page, capacity factor assessment page and the corresponding capacity factors with all the sub factors related to drinking water supply option. Developing a user-friendly decision support tool will help the government/user to implement the needed technology in the developing country in a sustainable way and save people lives from diseases and death.
    Date of AwardJul 2021
    Original languageAmerican English


    • Decision support system
    • International Aid Organization
    • Capacity Factor Assessment.

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