What lies behind domestic water use? : a review essay on the drivers of domestic water consumption
March, Hug (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)
Saurí i Pujol, David (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia)

Data: 2009
Resum: Water constitutes and essential flow for the reproduction of urban environments. However and differently than other essential flows such as energy, money or materials, water is essentially bounded to local or regional environments for direct uses. Water stressed urban environments (such those in Mediterranean areas) are prone to suffer water scarcity both due to physical variables but also to human and social factors. Thus, understanding which factors lay behind urban water consumption is critical both in theory terms and also in technical and policy related matters. While the economic and technical literature has paid a great deal of attention to the role of price and other socio-economic drivers, the present work reviews other types of research carried out in the field of domestic water consumption drivers, and highlights the potential contributions of studying territorial, demographic and cultural factors, all of them of great interest for Geography.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Aigua d'ús domèstic ; Models estadístics
Publicat a: Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, N. 50 (2009) , p. 297-314, ISSN 2605-3322

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