Investigating the Influence of Weather on Water Consumption: A Dutch Case Study


“Water availability is a major concern of modern societies. As the pressure of fulfilling increasing demands under an uncertain climate increases, the need to understand how weather changes influence water consumption becomes of the utmost importance. This case study is based on nine locations in the Netherlands, each with different societal and household characteristics. Consumption in each location was temporally disaggregated based on the time of day, time of the week and season. Results indicate that water consumption is primarily influenced by temperature and radiation during evenings and working days of spring and summer months. Results also indicate that the water consumption in affluent residencies with gardens in countryside locations is more sensitive to weather changes.”

(Citaat: Xenochristou, M., Blokker, E.J.M., Vertommen, I., Urbanus, J.F.X., Kapelan, Z. – Investigating the Influence of Weather on Water Consumption, A Dutch Case Study – 1st. International WDSA CCWI 2018 Joint Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 23-25 July 2018)

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