Water end use consumption analysis study into Gold Coast dual reticulated households: pilot study

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Title Water end use consumption analysis study into Gold Coast dual reticulated households: pilot study
Author Willis, Rachelle McDonald; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Chen, Le; Rutherford, Lisa
Publication Title Australian Water Association (AWA) OzWater' 09 Conference Proceedings
Editor Allen Gale
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Australian Water Association (AWA)
Abstract Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world and persisting droughts have triggered a move toward sensible and sustainable water consumption. Understanding how and where water is consumed in households enables streamlined development of demand management programs and efficient engineering of water infrastructure. End use water consumption analysis is required to gain necessary empirical data of how and where water is consumed. Several end use water consumption studies have been conducted within Australia and around the world with varying results produced. This pilot study paper provides preliminary data from the Gold Coast Watersaver End Use Project which is currently underway. Specifically, the paper includes water end use category volumetric and percentage break downs for 18 single and 32 dual reticulated homes on the Gold Coast (i.e. 50 in total). Moreover, a comparitive analysis between each of the individual households water end use levels is discussed along with other national studies previously completed. The paper finishes with an overview of the greater 200 home end use study conducted on the Gold Coast and its key deliverables and research outcomes.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ozwater09.com.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Australian Water Association. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by the AWA
ISBN 978-1-921335-08-2
Conference name OzWater' 09 - From Challenges to Solutions
Location Melbourne
Date From 2009-03-16
Date To 2009-03-18
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29843
Date Accessioned 2009-12-09
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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