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University of Minnesota (2004)

Measuring the efficiency of water use in the Palestinian Territories : A data envelopment analysis approach

Alsharif, Kamal A

Titre : Measuring the efficiency of water use in the Palestinian Territories : A data envelopment analysis approach

Auteur : Alsharif, Kamal A

Université de soutenance : University of Minnesota

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2004

Résumé
The CCR model, the BCC model, and the Additive model were applied to check for the efficiency of water use in the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and the Gaza Strip). On the municipality level, enough data were available from 1999 to 2002 to run the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models and come up with efficiency scores. The Gaza Strip Decision Making Units’ (DMUs) efficiency scores were considerably lower than those of the West Bank. Water losses were the major cause of the inefficiency. This is apparent because of the excesses in slacks in this input. The change in the political atmosphere might have contributed to this phenomenon since the study period covers some of the early years of the Intifada or uprising in the Palestinian Territories. The size of the municipalities did not matter when it came to efficiency. The focus in the future should be on rebuilding the water networks infrastructure to minimize water losses. The increase in efficiency of domestic water use in the Palestinian Territories should be a part of the big picture of finding a solution to the water scarcity in the region. This study has shown that the

Mots clés : Water use, Data envelopment, Environmental science, West Bank, Hydrology, Health and environmental sciences Gaza Strip, Earth sciences, Palestinian Territories

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