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Title: Assessing domestic water use habits for more effective water awareness campaigns during drought periods: a case study in Alicante, eastern Spain
Author: March Corbella, Hug  
Hernández, María
Saurí, David
Others: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universidad de Alicante
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Keywords: water awareness campaigns
drought periods
water use
Issue Date: 8-May-2015
Publisher: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Citation: March, H., Hernández, M. & Saurí, D. (2015). Assessing domestic water use habits for more effective water awareness campaigns during drought periods: a case study in Alicante, eastern Spain. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 15(5), 963-972. doi: 10.5194/nhess-15-963-2015
Project identifier: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/CSO2009-12772-03-01
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/CSO2009- 12772-03-03
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/JCI-2011-10709
Also see: https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/963/2015/
Abstract: The 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 reductions.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/92836
ISSN: 1684-9981
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