Household water consumption: Insight from a survey in Greece and Poland
journal contributionposted on 07.04.2016, 12:23 authored by Yixing Shan, Lili Yang, Kim Perren, Yanmin Zhang
© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Determining the behavior of domestic water consumers can facilitate a more proactive approach to water demand management, and serves as the foundation for the development of any intervention strategies that seek to bring about sustained and substantial reductions in domestic water consumption. As part of the European Union (EU) funded project Integrated Support System for Efficient Water Usage and Resources Management (ISS-EWATUS), a household water consumption survey was administered to address the question of how water was used within the home in the EU. The survey was distributed by the University of Thessaly in Greece, and the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas in Poland. This paper represents the research output of the survey, including the analysis of three major elements pertinent to the behavior of domestic water consumers: end use behaviors; socio-demographic and property characteristics; and psychosocial constructs such as attitudes and beliefs.
The research was undertaken as part of Integrated Support System for Efficient Water Usage and Resources Management (ISS-EWATUS) project, funded by European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. .
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