Revealing the impact of socio-demographic factors and efficient devices on end use water consumption: case of Gold Coast, Australia

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Title Revealing the impact of socio-demographic factors and efficient devices on end use water consumption: case of Gold Coast, Australia
Author Willis, Rachelle McDonald; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Talebpour, Mohammad Reza; Mousavinejad, Alireza; Jones, Sarah; Giurco, Damien
Publication Title International Water Association (IWA) Efficient 2009
Editor Professor Stuart White
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Australian Water Association
Abstract Comprehension of the differences in water consumption within communities and the actual water savings attributed to engineered efficient devices requires high accuracy data generally of the end use water consumption form. Provided is an outline of a component of the Gold Coast Watersaver End Use Study, which focussed on the relationship between a range of socio-demographic and household stock survey variables and water end use consumption levels. A mixed methods approach was executed. The study provided evidence as to the potential savings derived from efficient appliances as well as socio-demographic clusters having higher water consumption across end uses. The payback period for some water efficient devices was also explored. The study has implications for urban water demand management planning and forecasting.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://iwlearn.net/events/old_events/5th-iwa-specialist-conference-on-efficient-use-and-management-of-urban-water-supply-1.ics
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Australian Water Association. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to the publisher's website.
Conference name 5th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Urban Water
Location Sydney, Australia
Date From 2009-10-25
Date To 2009-10-28
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27300
Date Accessioned 2009-11-24
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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