- Project No 1108
- Project Name Prioritisation of Emerging Contaminants
- Lead Organisation Global Water Research Coalition
- Research Lead UNSW Sydney
- Main Researcher Stuart Khan
- Completion Year 2019
Water utilities need a method and framework which enables the identification and prioritisation of research into emerging water quality contaminants and pathogens. This research built a software tool that uses a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Bayesian Network model to guide a stakeholder through determining the relative importance of a series of criteria that were selected in consultation with the water industry. The model is flexible and allows the decision-maker to categorise priorities according to utility-relevant factors including time and location.