Smart metering and water end-use data: conservation benefits and privacy risks

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Title Smart metering and water end-use data: conservation benefits and privacy risks
Author Giurco, Damien P.; White, Stuart B.; Stewart, Rodney Anthony
Journal Name Water
Editor Dr. John Bridgeman
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher MDPI Open Access
Abstract Smart metering technology for residential buildings is being trialed and rolled out by water utilities to assist with urban water management. The technology can provide near real time monitoring of where water is used in the home, disaggregated by end-use (shower, toilet, clothes washing, garden irrigation and so on). This paper explores questions regarding the degree of information detail required to assist utilities in targeting demand management programs and informing customers of their usage patterns, whilst ensuring privacy concerns of residents are upheld.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 by the authors; licensee MDPI, author. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Volume 2
Issue Number 3
Page from 461
Page to 466
ISSN 0310-0367
Date Accessioned 2010-09-21
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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