System dynamics modelling is a tool that has been used for decades in business management and economics applications, but little focus has been applied to the WASH sector.
Specifically, this paper discusses the use of causal loop diagrams and stock flow diagrams as methods to better understand the systemic drivers affecting sustainability of rural water service delivery.
causal loop diagram, rural water services, stock flow diagram, sustainability, system dynamic modelling
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This paper was drafted by P. Chintalapati, J. Walters, A. Javernick-Will, and K. Linden for the All systems go! WASH systems symposium, The Hague, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019.
Cite this publication as follows. P. Chintalapati, J. Walters, A. Javernick-Will, and K. Linden. [United States]. 2019. System dynamics modelling as a tool for assessing rural water sustainability
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Chintalapati, Pranav; Walters, Jeffrey P.; Javernick-Will, Amy; and Linden, Karl, "System Dynamics Modelling as a Tool for Assessing Rural Water Sustainability" (2019). Faculty Publications - Biomedical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering. 95.