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Title: Water demand management strategies in fast-growing cities. The case of Arequipa, Perú
Author: Zapana Churata, Luís  
March, Hug  
Sauri, David  
Others: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA)
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Estudis d'Economia i Empresa
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Keywords: water demand management
fast growing cities
urban formal and informal areas
public perception
Latin America
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2021
Publisher: International Journal of Water Resources Development
Citation: Zapana-Churata, L. [Luís], March, H. [Hug] & Saurí, D. [David]. (2022). Water demand management strategies in fast-growing cities. The case of Arequipa, Perú. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 38(3), 363-387. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2021.1903401
Published in: 38;3
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Abstract: Using a socioenvironmental perspective, this paper analyses strategies of water demand management (WDM) in Arequipa, Peru, and their perception by residents through a survey of six city districts (three in the core and three on the periphery) complemented with interviews with key stakeholders. The results show significant differences in WDM. Strategies to reduce demand through pricing are dominant. Domestic water-saving technologies are uncommon, and awareness campaigns are limited to periods of water stress. Despite differences in water access, improvements in water networks (leak repair, adequate water pressure and continuous supply) are the most demanded actions by residents.
Language: English
ISSN: 0790-0627MIAR
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