CLARA Simplified Planning Tool - to compare the real costs of various alternatives of water supply and sanitation systems in the pre-planning stage
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CLARA Simplified Planning Tool - to compare the real costs of various alternatives of water supply and sanitation systems in the pre-planning stage 25 Feb 2014 15:39 #7485

  • Langergraber
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Dear all,
I am happy to announce that the CLARA Simplified Planning Tool is available now.

The CLARA Simplified Planning Tool (SPT) provides a tool to local planners, which not only allows but even encourages the comparison of fundamentally different water and sanitation systems at a very early planning stage. Using the SPT requires a limited amount of effort from the planner and thus resulting in minimal cost for the client.

More information on the CLARA SPT is available at the CLARA website and at the SSWM Toolbox

The country-specific CLARA SPT versions can be downloaded for free as single zip-files from the CLARA website
Each zip file comprises:
  • The SPT file itself (version 1.5 of the CLARA SPT is implemented in Microsoft Excel®, MS Excel® 2010 is required)
  • The user manual
  • The "Technology descriptions"
Dr Guenter Langergraber
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Institute of Sanitary Engineering
BOKU University
Vienna, Austria
Last Edit: 25 Feb 2014 15:42 by Langergraber.

Re: CLARA Simplified Planning Tool 01 Apr 2014 15:30 #8058

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Dear Günter,

thank you very much for your post related to the CLARA Simplified Planning Tool.

The SSWM Toolbox team is very pleased to count with a Factsheet in our knowledge platform (www.sswm.info), only devoted to present the CLARA SPT. For those local planners, who would like to have a direct access to it, please visit us at:

www.sswm.info/category/planning-process-...and-problem-analys-7

It is actually a very effective and simple way to compare different options for water and sanitation systems at an early planning stage! The fact that it is especially adapted to the different requirements in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa, should not discourage others to revise it and use it as a reference!

Please let us know more about recent developments of the tool!

Thanks!

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Last Edit: 01 Apr 2014 16:23 by muench.

Re: CLARA Simplified Planning Tool 02 Apr 2014 05:57 #8070

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Dear Dr Guenter,

SPT (Simplified Planning Tool) is specific to Burkina Faso; Ethiopia; Kenya; Morocco; and South Africa

How can it be made specific to other countries, e.g., Pakistan?

Regards,

F H Mughal
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Last Edit: 02 Apr 2014 07:59 by muench.

Re: CLARA Simplified Planning Tool 14 Apr 2014 08:20 #8222

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Dear F H Mughal,
thanks for the question.

In principal there are 2 steps to specify the SPT for another country:
1) Data / information needed form the country (to be provided by the person/organisation that wants an update):
a. Design assumption made for each technology have to be checked if they are applicable in the country (design assumptions are included in the Appendix of the User Manual).
b. Unit prices for the country have to be provided (this list is available and will be provided).
2) Update of cost functions (based on #1) and implementation of updated costs functions in the SPT (to be done by the SPT developers)

As #2 requires personnel resources from the SPT developers, the update of the SPT for new countries can not be provided for free of charge.
If you are interested for a country-specific SPT please feel free to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for discussing details.

With best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Dr Guenter Langergraber
Senior Scientist
Institute of Sanitary Engineering
BOKU University
Vienna, Austria
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