Development of a domestic water end use consumption forecasting modelfor South-East Queensland, Australia

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Title Development of a domestic water end use consumption forecasting modelfor South-East Queensland, Australia
Author Makki, Anas Ahmad; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Panuwatwanich, Kriengsak; Beal, Cara
Publication Title The Sixth IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Jordan
Publisher International Water Association
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the predominant determinants of shower end use consumption and the overarching approach to building a residential demand forecasting model using aligned socio-demographic and natural science data sets collected from 200 households fitted with smart meters in South-east Queensland, Australia. ANOVA as well as multiple regression analysis statistical techniques were utilised to reveal the determinants (e.g. household makeup, shower fixture efficiency, income, etc.) of household shower consumption. The study provides evidence that both household makeup and shower appliance efficiency are the most significant determinants of shower usage among other factors. The generated multiple regression model shows that these significant determinants can explain 90.2% of the variation in household shower consumption. The model also shows that the number of teenagers in the household is the most important household makeup characteristic in terms of shower consumption. The paper concludes with a discussion on the significant shower end use determinants and how this statistical approach will be followed to predict other residential end uses, and overall household residential consumption. Moreover, the implications of the research on conservation strategies and policy design, is discussed, along with future research directions.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.iwahq.org/q1/events/iwa-events/2011/the-6th-iwa-specialist-conference-on-efficient-use.html
Conference name The Sixth IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water
Location Dead Sea, Jordan
Date From 2011-03-29
Date To 2011-04-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40903
Date Accessioned 2011-06-01
Date Available 2011-09-27T06:57:17Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering Modelling; Environmental Management; Environmental Science and Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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