Non-domestic water consumption in the city of Alicante, Southern Spain (2000-2017): an exploration of trends and users

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Title: Non-domestic water consumption in the city of Alicante, Southern Spain (2000-2017): an exploration of trends and users
Authors: Morote Seguido, Álvaro Francisco | Hernández-Hernández, María | Olcina, Jorge | Rico, Antonio | Eslamian, Saeid
Research Group/s: Agua y Territorio | Clima y Ordenación del Territorio | Grupo de Investigación en Historia y Clima
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Geografía
Keywords: Non-domestic water | Consumption | Trend | Water user | Alicante | Spain
Knowledge Area: Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: 16-Aug-2021
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology. 2021, 12(4): 347-364.
Abstract: Since the end of the 1990s, a marked decrease in water consumption has been observed in the main conurbations of developed countries. However, the studies carried out on this topic have traditionally focused on the analysis of domestic use. The aim of this research is to look into the non-domestic water consumption (NDWC) in the city of Alicante, Southern Spain (2000-2017), differentiating between three consumption categories: 1) private users; 2) public use (council and official uses); 3) watering public green areas and cleaning streets. The results obtained show that NDWC has recorded a decrease of 38.9% (2000-2017) in Alicante. However, it should be emphasised that water consumption trend has been different according to the uses linked to the factors that affect them: economic crisis (2008), the real estate boom (1997-2008) and the use of treated water.
Sponsor: The results presented in this article are part of the researchs projects “Estudio del consumo de agua y Smart Meters de la ciudad de Alicante. Base del abastecimiento inteligente de agua en una Smart City” (I-PI 27-17) funded by Aguas Municipalizadas de Alicante, Empresa Mixta (AMAEM) and “Uses and management of non-conventional water resources on the coast of Valencia and Murcia as an adaptation strategy to drought” funded by the Spanish MINECO (CSO2015-65182-C2-2-P).
ISSN: 2042-7808 (Print) | 2042-7816 (Online)
DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2021.118310
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2021 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Peer Review: si
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