Investigating Appropriate Financing Methods in Collaborative Projects of Water and Wastewater with AHP Approach


  • V. Vosoughi Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University Nour, Iran
  • H. D. Nasserabadi Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University Chalus, Iran
  • A. Babaei Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University Nour, Iran
Volume: 7 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 2089-2093 | October 2017 |


A mix of public and private funding is employed worldwide to enable the construction of large public projects and even, in some cases, the work of public services. In this study, the selected methods of financing of participatory projects of water and water wastes were studied and prioritized. Questionnaires and comments of experts were used along with AHP decision-making and Expert Choice software. Different financing methods include: BOT and BOO and its types, the publication of bonds, foreign direct investment, the method of buyback, internal financing, current financing, development banks, Barter transactions, new tax resources and foreign financing. Results are shown and discussed and a final ranking is provided.


financing, public-private partnership contracts, water and sanitation projects, AHP methods


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V. Vosoughi, H. D. Nasserabadi, and A. Babaei, “Investigating Appropriate Financing Methods in Collaborative Projects of Water and Wastewater with AHP Approach”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2089–2093, Oct. 2017.


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