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System and Methodology

closed loop system

All of Wasser Tirol’s projects are based on a universally valid logistics system’s approach containing three components: supply, demand and fulfillment of demand. Through information-, value- and material flow those components are related and connected with each other which means that interference at any point of the system would inevitably impact all the other parts of the system.

Water management concept for Tyrol

Based on those system connections the water managament concept for Tyrol was already created in the 1990s (Fleischhacker 1994, Kutzschmann & Fleischhacker 1997). For the first time the dependent relationship between water supply (springs, groundwater and surface water) , water demand (potable water and industrial water) and coverage of water demand (from the process of winning to distribution and utilization) including influences from the outside (legal basis, population, tourism and industry) was displayed and it still forms the basis for every water management project of Wasser Tirol.

Permanent improvement in the closed loop sytem

The comprehension for a logical system can be permanently improved by a temporally recurring investigation of the system components. In doing so information and data density increase rapidly. Due to the closed loop system our knowledge about system connections is constantly growing, an aim-oriented further development is guaranteed and existing uncertainty and insecurities are being reduced.

Successful solutions through system’s approach

By now this systems understanding is being used in all fields of activities of Wasser Tirol - regional development, resource management and quality assurance. The systematic approach of looking at supply (procurement market), demand (outlet/ demander market) and fulfillment of demand (entrepreneur market) holistically guarantees that all impacts and possibilities are being analyzed in a nonbiased way so that we are able to offer the best possible solutions for our clients.

The system’s approach we have chosen enables us to look at and to edit any kind of question in Wasser Tirol’s product range in a holistic way.

Sustainability: balanced between ecology, economy and social aspects

Over the past years the elements of sustainability presented by Brundtland were gradually incorporated into the logistic system. That way in our systems understanding supply (supply market) represents ecology, demand (outlet/ demander market) stands for social aspects and the fulfillment of demand (entrepreneur market) typifies economy. Ecology, economy and social aspects therefore are strong related, whereas the divergent interests cause tensions and a permanent tug-of-war.

That means if projects interfere with the system we also have to look at them in terms of tension compatibility.

The underlying understanding of the system helps to face our client’s questions holistically and realistically and to develop required projects in an appropriate way. Adding result oriented methodology as well as looking at it in consideration of a dynamic understanding of sustainability we can develop successful solutions for our clients which are effective for a long period of time.

Thus the pictured approach forms the basis for all our projects and actions.