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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dc.contributorPaisajes y Recursos Naturales en Españaes
dc.contributorAgua y Territorioes
dc.contributor.authorMarch, Hug-
dc.contributor.authorHernández Hernández, María-
dc.contributor.authorSauri, David-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Físicaes
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Geografíaes
dc.identifier.citationNatural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 2015, 15: 963-972. doi:10.5194/nhess-15-963-2015es
dc.identifier.issn1561-8633 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1684-9981 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractThe 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
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Spanish CICYT under grants number CSO2009-12772-03-01, CSO2009-12772-03-03 and
dc.publisherCopernicus Publicationses
dc.rights© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licensees
dc.subjectDomestic water use habitses
dc.subjectWater awareness campaignses
dc.subjectDrought periodses
dc.subject.otherAnálisis Geográfico Regionales
dc.titleAssessing domestic water use habits for more effective water awareness campaigns during drought periods: a case study in Alicante, eastern Spaines
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