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dc.contributor.authorBeal, Caraen_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpinks, Annelieseen_US
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Kellyen_US
dc.description.abstractStudies have shown that householders' perceptions of their water use are often not well matched with their actual water use. There has been less research, however, investigating whether this bias is related to specific types of end use and/or specific types of socio-demographic and socio-demographic household profiles. A high resolution smart metering study producing a detailed end use event registry as well as psycho-social and socio-demographic surveys stock inventory audits and self-reported water diaries was completed for 250 households located in South-east Queensland, Australia. The study examined the contributions of end uses to total water use for each group that identified as "low", "medium" or "high" water users. Analyses were conducted to examine the socio-demographics variables such as income, percentage of water efficient stock, family size and composition that characterise each self-identified water usage group. The paper concludes with a discussion of the general characteristics (household water end use, income, family size etc.) of groups that overestimate and underestimate their water use and how this knowledge can be used to inform demand management policy such as targeted community education programmes.en_US
dc.publisherInternational water Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe Sixth IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Wateren_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThe Sixth IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Wateren_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationDead Sea, Jordanen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Education and Extensionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.titleBelieved versus actual hosehold water use: disaggregating end uses to inform water conservation attitudes in Qld, Australiaen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
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