A Multi-Scale Analysis of Low-Rise Apartment Water Demand through Integration of Water Consumption, Land Use, and Demographic Data

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dc.contributor.author Ghavidelfar, S en
dc.contributor.author Shamseldin, Asaad en
dc.contributor.author Melville, Bruce en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-08T19:28:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52(5):1056-1067 Oct 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 1093-474X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31282 en
dc.description.abstract Over the past decades, multi-unit housing developments have been vastly expanded across urban areas due to the population growth. To properly supply water to this growing sector, it is essential to understand the determinants of its water use. However, this task has largely remained unexplored through the empirical study of water demand mainly due to the scarcity of data in this sector. This study integrated apartment water consumption, property characteristics, weather, water pricing, and census microdata to overcome this issue. Using a rich source of GIS-based urban databases in Auckland, New Zealand, the study developed a large dataset containing the information of 18,000 low-rise apartments to evaluate the determinants of water use both in the household scale and aggregated scale. The household-scale demand analysis helped to assess the heterogeneity in responses to the demand drivers specifically water price across different consumer groups, whereas the aggregated analysis revealed the determinants behind the spatial variation in water demand at the census area unit level. Through applying panel data models, the study revealed the household size as the most important determinant of apartment water use in Auckland, where other socioeconomic factors, building features, and water pricing were not significant determinants. This knowledge of determinants of water demand can help water planners to better manage water demand in the compact urban environments. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Wiley en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of the American Water Resources Association en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Physical Sciences en
dc.subject Engineering, Environmental en
dc.subject Geosciences, Multidisciplinary en
dc.subject Water Resources en
dc.subject Engineering en
dc.subject Geology en
dc.subject water use en
dc.subject planning en
dc.subject geographic information system (GIS) en
dc.subject apartments en
dc.subject data integration en
dc.subject price elasticity en
dc.subject panel data model en
dc.subject PRICE en
dc.subject COLORADO en
dc.subject ARIZONA en
dc.subject PHOENIX en
dc.subject AREA en
dc.title A Multi-Scale Analysis of Low-Rise Apartment Water Demand through Integration of Water Consumption, Land Use, and Demographic Data en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1752-1688.12430 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 1056 en
pubs.volume 52 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley en
pubs.end-page 1067 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 537006 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1752-1688 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-12-09 en


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