Search for dissertations about: "Berit Balfors"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the words Berit Balfors.

  1. 1. Beyond impacts Contextualizing strategic environmental assessment to foster the inclusion of multiple values in strategic planning

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Juan Azcarate; Berit Balfors; Maria Rosario Partidario; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Strategic environmental assessment; Context; Values; Strategic planning; Participation; Ecosystem services; Monitoring; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has the potential to improve strategic planning. However, meeting this expectation is a major challenge since SEA practice still constraints itself to assess the impacts of strategic planning initiatives. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fostering Participation and Dialogue Using Strategic Environmental Assessment

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Juan Azcarate; Berit Balfors; Linda Soneryd; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; deliberative democracy; collaborative communictive planning; strategic environmental assessment; participation; networks; decision making;

    Abstract : Various international conventions and several theories and approaches from the planning and environment fields of study have focused on enhancing the public’s access to information and its participation in strategic decision making. However, it seems that it is challenging to encourage a meaningful public participation in decision making processes, since it is difficult to engage civil society in strategic discussions, it is complex to institutionalise participative processes, and it is demanding to include traditionally marginalised groups in current debates on development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Insufficient water supply in an urban area - case study Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Zairis Aida Coello Midence Balthasar; Jan-Erik Gustafsson; Berit Balfors; Mats Lannerstad; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; water supply; Honduras; SANAA; Tegucigalpa; water utility;

    Abstract : Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, has experienced an unsatisfied water demand during the last three decades. The state owned water utility in charge of the water supply of the country, SANAA, has faced this deficit by providing an intermittent water supply. READ MORE

  4. 4. Predicting the transport of Escherichia coli to groundwater

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Emma Engström; Berit Balfors; Roger Thunvik; Nils-Otto Kitterød; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

    Abstract : Groundwater contamination with pathogens poses a health risk worldwide. Predictive modeling could provide decision support for risk analysis in this context. This study therefore aimed to improve predictive modeling of the transport of Escherichia coli (E. coli) to groundwater. READ MORE

  5. 5. Transport and Fate of Escherichia coli in Unsaturated Porous Media

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Emma Engström; Berit Balfors; Chin-Fu Tsang; [2011]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Contaminant transport modeling; Bacterial fate; Unsaturated zone; Retention; Straining; Escherichia coli;

    Abstract : The unsaturated zone could provide an effective barrier against pathogenic microbes entering the groundwater. Knowledge relating to microbial fate in this zone is therefore important for increased understanding of groundwater vulnerability. READ MORE