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The current study was undertaken to identify and determine the risk factors in public–private partnerships (PPPs) for water supply projects in Iran. After identifying the risk factors using failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), the risk priority number of each was assessed.

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This study identified the most critical risk factors, which were then categorized into experimental, legal, financial, and technological subcategories.


The computational results show that the levels of risk were ranked as follows (highest to lowest): financial, experimental, technological and legal. The level of risk in the financial subcategory was 6.11, in the experimental was 6.05 and in the technological and legal was 5.94 and 5.83, respectively. The overall risk level in PPPs for Iranian water supply projects considering linguistic variables as the criteria was 5.98, which is high. This level of risk confirms the applicability and suitability of the model.

Dr Jalal Rezaeenour
University of Qom

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This page is a summary of: Analyzing the risk factors of private–public partnerships for water supply projects using fuzzy synthetic evaluation: a case study of Iranian water supply projects, Water Science & Technology Water Supply, August 2017, IWA Publishing, DOI: 10.2166/ws.2017.174.
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