Assessing domestic water use habits for more effective water awareness campaigns during drought periods: a case study in Alicante, eastern Spain

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Title: Assessing domestic water use habits for more effective water awareness campaigns during drought periods: a case study in Alicante, eastern Spain
Authors: March, Hug | Hernández Hernández, María | Sauri, David
Research Group/s: Paisajes y Recursos Naturales en España | Agua y Territorio
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Geografía
Keywords: Domestic water use habits | Water awareness campaigns | Drought periods | Alicante
Knowledge Area: Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: 8-May-2015
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Citation: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 2015, 15: 963-972. doi:10.5194/nhess-15-963-2015
Abstract: The design of water awareness campaigns could benefit from knowledge of the specific characteristics of domestic water use and the factors that may influence certain water consumption habits. This paper investigates water use in 450 households in 10 municipalities of drought-prone Alicante (Spain). We aim to increase knowledge about existing domestic water behaviors and therefore help to improve the design and implementation of future water awareness campaigns and even to consolidate reductions in water use after drought periods. The survey suggests that awareness campaigns should revise their scope and their channels of diffusion on a regular basis. In a more specific way, for the Alicante case we propose policy-oriented recommendations on the scope of action for further reductions.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Spanish CICYT under grants number CSO2009-12772-03-01, CSO2009-12772-03-03 and JCI-2011-10709.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/46719
ISSN: 1561-8633 (Print) | 1684-9981 (Online)
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-963-2015
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-963-2015
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INV - Paisajes y Recursos Naturales en España - Artículos de Revistas

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