A multi-scale analysis of single-unit housing 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 2017-08-10T02:42:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Water Resources Management 31(7):2173-2186 May 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0920-4741 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34975 en
dc.description.abstract Studies evaluating the determinants of water demand typically use household-scale data or aggregated data. The household-scale data basically is preferred since it can reveal the heterogeneity in responses to the demand drivers across different consumer groups. However, the scarcity of household-scale data and its high data collection cost generally have limited the studies to rely on small samples of household data. Thus, they failed to show the spatial variation of water demand. In contrast, the aggregated studies have assessed the spatial variation of water use however they overlooked the variations across households. Using a rich source of GIS-based urban databases in Auckland, New Zealand, this study overcame this challenge by developing a large sample of 31000 single-unit housing through integration of household-level water consumption and property data with micro-scale household demographics information. This large dataset enabled this study to evaluate the water consumption both at the household scale and the census area unit scale. Panel data models were used for the water demand analysis in both scales. The proposed multi-scale analysis approach provided detailed knowledge about water consumption and its major determinants across different consumer groups and urban areas. This information may help water planners to more reliably plan water supply systems and manage consumption in the complex urban environments. en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water Resources Management en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title A multi-scale analysis of single-unit housing water demand through integration of water consumption, land use and demographic data en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11269-017-1635-4 en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.begin-page 2173 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer Verlag en
pubs.end-page 2186 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 621274 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-1650 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-10 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2017-03-25 en


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