Pekka E. Pietila

Pekka E. Pietila
Tampere University | UTA · Civil Engineering

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February 2000 - present
Tampere University
Position
  • Senior Researcher
October 1996 - February 2000
Environmental Centre for Administration amd Technology (ECAT-Lithuania)
Position
  • Group Leader

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The failure to provide sustained drinking water and sanitation services to all people was the greatest development failure of the twentieth century. Currently 800 million people lack safe drinking water and 2,500 million are without proper sanitation. More than five million people die each year as a result. The poor state of water services infrastr...
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Madridiin kokoontui helmikuussa 2005 lähes 100 vesialan tutkijaa ja asiantuntijaa Euroopan Unioinin jäsenmaista allekirjoittamaan uuden vesijulistuksen, European Declaration for a New Water Culture.
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Ylikunnallisten vesihuolto-organisaatioiden määrä on lisääntynyt tasaisesti menneen vuosikymmenen aikana ja tämän lisäksi on useilla alueilla yhteistyöhön ryhtymistä suunniteltu tai suunnitellaan parhaillaan. Tärkein vesihuollon ylikunnallisen yhteistyön edellytys on yhteinen poliittinen tahto. VESITALOUS
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Finnish legislation and other institutional arrangements factually separate the essential roles of policy making, licensing, supervision, regulation, water resources management, and service production and provision. In addition, separate laws govern water rights and water resource management issues (Water Act) and service provision and production (...
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Johdanto Vesihuolto eli vedenhankinta ja jätevesihuolto on yhteiskunnan toiminnan ja kansalaisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta yksi tärkeimmistä toiminnoista ja palveluista. Vesihuolto ja osin myös hulevesien hallinta on käytännössä tärkein vedenkäyttömuoto kaikissa maissa. Vesi ja sen käyttö ovat myös keskeinen globaali haaste ja kestävän kehityksen elem...
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Tutkijat huolissaan: Vesimaksujen korotukset valuvat kuntapalveluihin Luettu 66 kertaa - Vesilaitoksen voitto voi vastata kunnan tuloissa kunnallisveron puolta prosenttiyksikköä. Siksi kunnat haluavat yhä suuremman osan vesilaitosten voittovaroista kuntapalvelujen rahoittamiseen. - Kun vesilaitoksille itselleen ei jää voittovaroja, välttämättömiin...
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Water services, both community water supply and sanitation, present several special characteristics compared to other commodities. This paper first discusses water as a basic need and a human right, an economic good, a public good, a non-substitutable good and a local resource. Then it presents a three-phase PESTEL (political, economic, socio-cultu...
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Tampereen yliopistossa (aiemmin Tampereen teknillisessä yliopistossa) on vuodesta 2009 lähtien järjestetty CADWES-ryhmän vetämänä Vesihuollon johtaminen ja kehittäminen (VETO) –täydennyskoulutusohjelmaa. Vuoteen 2019 mennessä on ohjelma toteutettu viisi kertaa ja näissä on osanottajia ollut 13–21/toteutuskerta. KUNTATEKNIIKKA
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The issue and its articles are fully downloadable at: http://waterlat.org/publications/working-papers-series/vol5/vol-5-no-4/ This issue is part of the activities of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network’s Thematic Area 3 (TA3), the Urban Water Cycle and Essential Public Services (http://waterlat. org/thematic-areas/ta3/). TA3 brings together academics, st...
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Toimiva vesihuolto turvaa yhdyskuntien kehityksen ja hyvinvoinnin. Luonnon katastrofin, sodan tai muun kriisin kohdatessa ensimmäisenä tarvitaan puhdasta juomavettä ja toimivaa sanitaatiota. Econetin asiakaslehti A&Q 3/2019 http://digimag.econetgroup.fi/digimag/3-19-suomi/qfi0319_12-jpg
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There are several ways of arranging rural water supply. One of these is through water cooperatives that have been established to provide water supply, irrigation, and/or sewerage services. Water cooperatives are found in developed countries such as Finland, Denmark, Austria, Canada, and United States, and in developing countries in South America, s...
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Special Issue, Vol. 4, No 1, WATERLAT-GOBACIT Working Papers (http://waterlat.org/publications/working-papers-series/)
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This article explores the possibility of incorporating traditional water management experiences into modern water management. After the literature review, two case studies are presented from Borana and Konso communities in southern Ethiopia. The study was conducted through interviews, discussions, and observations. The two cases were selected due t...
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Water services, that is, water supply and wastewater disposal, are traditionally the responsibility of local governments. Many municipalities have joined forces to meet the challenges of increasing water quality requirements, aging infrastructures, and decreasing fiscal resources. Regional cooperation is claimed to generate benefits in various ways...
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This article discusses the outsourcing of water utility operations and the prerequisites for successful partnerships between water utilities and external service providers. A questionnaire survey in Finland indicated that the outsourcing of various water utility operations will increase in the future. This trend includes great opportunities to util...
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This book, published in 2013, is an updated and extended version of José Esteban Castro and Léo Heller (Eds.), Water and Sanitation Services: Public Policy and Management (Earthscan, 2009; Routledge, 2012) and contains 5 new chapters on Brazil and 1 on Venezuela. O livro estrutura-se com base em vários pressupostos, que proporcionam um arcabouço c...
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This book is an updated and extended version of José Esteban Castro and Léo Heller (Eds.), Water and Sanitation Services: Public Policy and Management (Earthscan, 2009; Routledge, 2012) and contains 5 new chapters on Brazil and 1 on Venezuela. Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is on...
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Finland has a long tradition of organising water services through co-operatives, especially in rural areas but also in bigger townships. Currently there are some 1400 water co-operatives in the country providing water supply and increasingly also sewerage services. From the late 1800s to the early 2000s five development phases can be identified in...
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Riihimäen vesihuollon historia nivoutuu monella tavoin yhteen Riihimäen kauppalan kehittymiseen kaupungiksi. Tämä on tietysti luontevaa, sillä vesihuoltoa voidaan pitää yhtenä toimivan yhdyskunnan peruspilareista. Kaupungin syntyhistoria on puolestaan syvässä vuorovaikutuksessa rautatietoiminnan rakentumiseen Riihimäen seudulla. Vesihuollon merkit...
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This review paper explores the experiences from various types of public-private collaboration in terms of water services provision and production over a longer time period. The first modern water systems in many countries were built according to the concession model, but the great majority had been taken over by local governments by the early 20th...
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Several forms of supra-municipal cooperation between water and wastewater utilities have evolved in Finland since the 1950s: bilateral contract-based, municipal federations or authorities operating on a wholesale basis as well as supra-municipal companies. These may take care of community water supply or sewerage, or both. This paper explores and a...
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Inha*, L., Paavilainen, P., Pietilä, P. & Katko, T. 2010. Requirements for rainfall retention and storage in cold climate . In: Steusloff, H. (Ed.): Conference Proceedings. IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management, 24-25 November 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany. Session 4.3. Flood Water Management. 7 p. KIT Scientific Publishing.
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This article offers an overall synthesis of the contents of a number of selected papers on water governance and policy presented at the 5th IWHA Conference 'Pasts and Futures of Water' that took place in Tampere, Finland, on 13-17 June 2007. Therefore, the authors do not intend to present here their own views on the topics covered, which they have...
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Jo yli sata vuotta sitten Riihimäki oli kuulu hyvästä pohjavedestään. Pohjavesi onkin yksi Riihimäen vesihuollon peruspilareista. Ensimmäinen varsinainen viemäri rakennettiin Kauppakadulle Junailijankadulta Pohjoiselle Rautatienkadulle vuonna 1921. Puhdasvesipuolella tultiin Riihimäellä ajallisesti hieman jäljessä viemäröintiä. Riihimäellä kunnal...
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Yleensä kaupungit syntyvät vesistöjen äärelle monestakin eri syystä, mutta Riihimäki syntyi rautatieliikenteen risteysasemaksi. Helsinki-Hämeenlinna -pääradasta erkani tässä risteyksessä reitti kohti Pietaria vuodesta 1870 alkaen. Tarinan mukaan silloisella Hausjärvellä sijainneelle alueelle annettiin nimi aseman lähellä sijainneen riihen perusteel...
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Riihimäen Veden historiasta voidaan nostaa esiin monia keskeisiä havaintoja, jotka ovat ohjanneet kehitystä ensimmäisistä päätöksistä aina tähän päivään asti. Riihimäellä ollaan rohkeasti katsottu tulevaisuuteen ja vesiasiat ovat kunnossa. Vahvuuksista huolimatta haasteita riittää.
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Kuntatekniikka. Yhdyskuntien vesijohtoverkoissa palovesiasemat ovat pääosin syrjäyttäneet palopostit, joita kuitenkin voidaan käyttää verkoston huuhteluun ja veden tilapäisjakeluun. Alan käsikirjat ja sammutusveden hankointasuunnitelmat tulisi tältä osin ajanmukaistaa.
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The book is structured on the basis of several assumptions that provide a common framework to the different contributions, although these presuppositions are the responsibility of the editors and they are not fully shared by all of the participating authors. First, we assume that WSS policies must be grounded on the principle that these services co...
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Substantially reducing the number of human beings who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation is one of the key Millennium Development Goals. This book argues and demonstrates that this can only be achieved by a better integration of the technical and social science approaches in the search for improved organization and delivery of these ess...
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Suomessa on yli 1500 yksityisoikeudellista vesiyhtymää, jotka useimmiten sijaitsevat haja-asutusalueilla ja ovat tyypillisesti kooltaan kunnallisia laitoksia pienempiä. Toiminta perustuu usein talkootyöhön. Miten asianmukaiset vesihuoltopalvelut voitaisiin turvata nykyisten ja tulevien vesiyhtymien toiminta-alueilla? Tämä artikkeli perustuu erityis...
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Water and wastewater services in Finland are, according to international comparisons, exceptionally well organised. In Finland, as in industrialised countries in general, the public sector and particularly the municipalities have played a central role in the development of these services. Although municipalities are legally responsible for water an...
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Water and wastewater services in Finland are, according to international comparisons, exceptionally well organised. In Finland, as in industrialised countries in general, the public sector and particularly the municipalities have played a central role in the development of these services. Although municipalities are legally responsible for water an...
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The paper looks at alternative scientific research approaches and traditions related to Water Resources Management (WRM) and Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services. How can they explain the problem-oriented water governance challenges, and how do they apply to multi- and inter-disciplinary research? It is argued that the bias in favour of a pos...
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This paper describes the key long-term strategic decisions related to the evolution of water and sanitation services in Finland from the 1860s to 2003. The study was conducted in two phases: the first one based on a literature survey identified 40 key decisions while the second ranked those decisions by 13 senior national experts. According to the...
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A Nordic-Baltic Research Training Course supported by NordForsk: TUT, lEEB: 6-11 June, 2005. ISBN 952-15~1427-2
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Before gaining independence in 1990, both Namibia and Lithuania were part of a country ruled by a strong central government. Since independence, both countries have decentralized their administrative structure to a large degree, and local authorities have assumed a vital role as providers of services to citizens. Public water services are among the...
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4th IWA Congress. Morocco. 19-24 Sept, 2004. (poster)
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The organisation of water services was thoroughly reshaped in Lithuania after the country regained her independence in 1990. The responsibility for water supply and sewerage transferred from the state to municipalities. In Finland municipalities are also responsible for water and wastewater services, but the state has never had any significant role...
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The requirements for engineering education are changing. Sound technical knowledge is still the basis of the engineering profession but multi-sectoral skills are becoming increasingly important. In the Baltic countries, increased environmental and socio-economic problems have made it clear that narrow curricula are not sufficient. Tampere Universit...
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Seminar Proceedings \\ Sound Institutional Strategies for Water Supply and Sanitation Services” - UETP—EEE Short Modular Course” Organised by Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Institute of Water and Environmental Engineeering (IWEE) 8—9 December 1993 in cooperation with the COMETT ~ Community Programme for Education and Training in Technolo...
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personal use. 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Geography 1.2 Administrative and political structure 1.3 Development of municipal structure 2. EVOLUTION OF WATER AND SEWERAGE SERVICES IN FINLAND 2.1 Variety of organisational forms 2.2 Water use 2.3 Wastewater treatment 3. THE ROLE OF MUNICIPALITIES (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) IN UNIVERSAL ACCE...

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WATERLAT-GOBACIT is an inter-and trans disciplinary (X-disciplinary) network dedicated to teaching, research, and practical interventions in the fields of water politics and management. Its strategic objetives are: Contributing to the theoretical and methodological debate on water-related research Consolidating an international research network dedicated to the study of the conditions and requirements for sustainable and democratic water management Contributing towards enhancing the chances for practical achievements in the reduction of structural inequality and injustice in relation to the control of and the access to water sources and essential water services