Bibliometric Analysis of Factors Influencing Poor Performance of Water Infrastructure

Gift Laolang, Innocent Musonda, Motheo Meta Tjebane

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Abstract

Purpose - Access to safe drinking water is still a challenge in developing countries. Water is a basic human needs and water quality already present a threat to serious health risks to humans, personal hygiene and livestock. Current droughts and poor performance of water infrastructure have a negative impact on the domestic demand for quality of water. Though, not much is published concerning factors influencing poor performance of water infrastructure in water sector. Design/methodology - Scopus was used to gather existing literature for bibliometric analysis for this paper. Publications from the year 2017 and the year 2021 was gathered using bibliometric analysis. Keywords used for this search includes, Water, Infrastructure, Poor and Performance. From the analysis a total of 50 documents from Scopus database met these criteria. Further, Vosviewer (Visualization of Similarities) was used as a tool to analyse the data. Findings - From the analysis, it was established that the number of studies on factors influencing poor performance of water infrastructure in water sector in the reviewed journals has not been increasing and not many articles are available. Research limitations/implications - The dataset was mainly extracted from the Scopus database for the analysis. Originality/value - This study will help policymakers in water sectors. Moreover, the study provides useful information on the key performance of water infrastructure and thus help in formulating better strategies and regulatory tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the performance of water infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2022 - Amman, Jordan
Duration: 16 May 202219 May 2022

Keywords

  • Infrastructure
  • Performance
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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