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Optimal residential water conservation strategies considering related energy in California

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dc.contributor.author Escrivà Bou, Àlvar es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lund, JR. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pulido-Velazquez, M. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-27T18:52:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-27T18:52:40Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 0043-1397
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/77421
dc.description.abstract Although most freshwater resources are used in agriculture, residential water use is a much more energy intensive user. Based on this, we analyze the increased willingness to adopt water conservation strategies if energy cost is included in the customers' utility function. Using a Water-Energy-CO2 emissions model for household water end uses and probability distribution functions for parameters affecting water and water-related energy use in 10 different locations in California, this research introduces a probabilistic two-stage optimization model considering technical and behavioral decision variables to obtain the most economical strategies to minimize household water and water-related energy bills and costs given both water and energy price shocks. Results can provide an upper bound of household savings for customers with well-behaved preferences, and show greater adoption rates to reduce energy intensive appliances when energy is accounted, resulting in an overall 24% reduction in indoor water use that represents a 30% reduction in water-related energy use and a 53% reduction in household water-related CO2 emissions. Previous use patterns and water and energy rate structures can affect greatly the potential benefits for customers and so their behavior. Given that water and energy are somewhat complementary goods for customers, we use results of the optimization to obtain own-price and cross-price elasticities of residential water use by simulating increases in water and energy prices. While the results are highly influenced by assumptions due to lack of empirical data, the method presented has no precedent in the literature and hopefully will stimulate the collection of additional relevant data. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This paper has been developed as a result of a mobility stay funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission under the Transatlantic Partnership for Excellence in Engineering-TEE Project. Water end-use data were kindly provided by Aquacraft Inc. who are able to release the data under private agreements and to whom we are very grateful. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union (AGU) es_ES
dc.relation This paper has been developed as a result of a mobility stay funded by the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission under the Transatlantic Partnership for Excellence in Engineering-TEE Project. Water end-use data were kindly provided by Aquacraft Inc. who are able to release the data under private agreements and to whom we are very grateful. es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Water Resources Research es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA es_ES
dc.title Optimal residential water conservation strategies considering related energy in California es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/2014WR016821
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Escrivà Bou, À.; Lund, J.; Pulido-Velazquez, M. (2015). Optimal residential water conservation strategies considering related energy in California. Water Resources Research. 51(6):4482-4498. doi:10.1002/2014WR016821 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion www.dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014WR016821 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 4482 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 4498 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 51 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 303864 es_ES


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