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Residential Water Consumption: A Cross Country Analysis

R. Quentin Grafton (), Tom Kompas (), Hang To and Michael Ward ()

Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy Papers from Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: Survey data from 10 OECD countries are used to model household water demand. Statistically significant results include: (1) an inelastic average price response is estimated for every country; (2) households not charged volumetrically consume more water than households that are; (3) household size, residence size, high education, full-time employment and household income increase water consumption; (4) attitudinal characteristics do not have a statistically significant effect on consumption but increase the probability of undertaking water saving behaviors; and (5) promotion of water saving behaviors would be more effective if households faced a volumetric water charge

Date: 2009-01
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