Evaluating the determinants of high-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 2019-02-28T02:19:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation Water Policy 20(5):966-981 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1366-7017 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45625 en
dc.description.abstract Over the past decades rapid population growth in urban areas has promoted the development of high-density housing such as high-rise apartments. In order 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. Using a rich source of GIS-based urban databases in Auckland, New Zealand, this study integrated apartment water consumption, property characteristics, weather, water pricing and census microdata to overcome this issue. This study also compared high-rise apartment water use and its determinants with low-rise apartments. Through applying panel data models, the study revealed that, similar to the low-rise apartments, household size is the most important determinant of high-rise apartment water use in Auckland, where other socioeconomic factors, building features, water pricing and weather variables were not significant determinants. The study also showed that the per capita water consumption in the high-rise apartments in Auckland was higher than in the low-rise apartments, challenging the assumption underlying contemporary urban policy that densifying the central city areas can offer significant savings in water use. en
dc.publisher IWA Publishing en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Water Policy en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Evaluating the determinants of high-rise apartment water demand through integration of water consumption, land use and demographic data en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2166/wp.2018.028 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 966 en
pubs.volume 20 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: IWA Publishing en
pubs.author-url https://iwaponline.com/wp/article/20/5/966/39065/Evaluating-the-determinants-of-high-rise-apartment en
pubs.end-page 981 en
pubs.publication-status Published online en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 755853 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1996-9759 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-07-25 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-02-19 en

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