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Simulating Residential Water Demand and Water Pricing Issues

  • P. Koundouri
  • M. Stithou
  • P. Melissourgos
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Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 7)

Abstract

This chapter aims to simulate residential water demand in order to explore the importance of water for residential use. In addition, data on the water cost of supplying water in the residents of Asopos area from local distributors were collected. In order to capture the importance of water use specific parameters are examined and are used as indexes of water use. Some of these indexes are the population of the catchment, the number of households connected to the public water distribution system, m3 of water consumption per year to cover household needs etc. The chapter closes with recommendations for designing and applying a program of measures for the efficient water resources management as described by Article 11 of Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Keywords

Water for residential use Tourism Water pricing Water service operators Financial costs 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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