Residential water consumption in South East Queensland, Australia: using smart technology and participant involvement as a means to an end use

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Title Residential water consumption in South East Queensland, Australia: using smart technology and participant involvement as a means to an end use
Author Beal, Cara; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Huang, Andrew
Publication Title International Conference on Integrated Water Management
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Perth, Western Australia
Publisher Murdoch University
Abstract Water end use data can be used in the development of relevant and effective water policy such as the identification of correlations between water behaviours and key socio-demographic subsets within a population. This study used a mixed method combination of smart metering technology and participant involvement to disaggregate residential water end uses for 252 households in selected regions in South East Queensland. Water end use consumption data is described along with some relationships between usage and stock efficiency and socio-demographic factors. Results show that changing to efficient washing machines significantly reduces household consumption; and a there is a trend for high water consumption for older occupants, lower income and smaller-sized households. The paper concludes with some comments on the future direction of this research study.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.etc.murdoch.edu.au/pages/conf1.html
Conference name International Conference on Integrated Water Managemen
Location Murdoch University, Perth, WA
Date From 2011-02-02
Date To 2011-02-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40902
Date Accessioned 2011-05-31
Date Available 2011-09-27T06:57:14Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Management; Environmental Technologies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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