End use water consumption in households: impact of socio-demographic factors and efficient devices

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Title End use water consumption in households: impact of socio-demographic factors and efficient devices
Author Willis, Rachelle McDonald; Stewart, Rodney Anthony; Giurco, Damien P.; Talebpour, Reza; Mousavinejad, Alireza
Journal Name Journal of Cleaner Production
Editor D. Huisingh
Year Published 2013
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract Assessing water savings in households using efficient devices and how savings vary between different sectors of the community requires high resolution end use water consumption data (i.e. disaggregating water use for showers, toilets, clothes washers and garden irrigation etc.). This paper reports selected findings from the Gold Coast Residential End Use Study (Australia), which focussed on the relationship between a range of socio-demographic and household stock efficiency variables and water end use consumption levels. A mixed methods approach was executed using qualitative and quantitative data. 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 Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2011.08.006
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 60
Page from 107
Page to 115
ISSN 0959-6526
Date Accessioned 2011-10-28
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Water Resources Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42426
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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