End-use demand forecasting: Contemporary insights

Publisher:
Australian Water Association (AWA)
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Water, 2013, 40 (3), pp. 76 - 80
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This paper reports on the application of integrated resource planning using the integrated supply demand planning tool in regional Victoria (Geelong and Colac) and New South Wales (Lower Hunter region) . It discusses data assumptions and findings across the case studies. A key finding is that the uptake of efficient appliances has been decreasing total water use (e.g. in toilets and showers) despite population growth. However, this will be driven close to the maximum limits over the next 15 years or so, while customer behaviour patterns such as length and frequency of appliance use will be crucial for informing future demand side management strategies.
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