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Large Landscape Urban Irrigation: A Data‐Driven Approach to Evaluate Conservation Behavior

Kimberly J. Quesnel, Newsha K. Ajami, | January 30, 2019
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Do businesses, multifamily residences, and homeowners associations
irrigate differently than singlefamily residences? Do customers who have recycled water irrigate differently than if they have potable water? How does water use change during drought and under different policy
regimes? Is neighborhood affluence related to conservation behavior by nonresidential irrigation customers? These questions are all important for water managers planning how much water they need when and where, in the present and in the future. In this paper, we statistically investigated and modeled water use in a case study service area to examine how water demand for nonresidential large landscapes changed during a historic drought. The findings of this paper can help water managers understand urban water use behavior, which is useful for supply planning, targeting conservation efforts, and optimizing infrastructure investment.

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Do businesses, multifamily residences, and homeowners associations
irrigate differently than singlefamily residences? Do customers who have recycled water irrigate differently than if they have potable water? How does water use change during drought and under different policy
regimes? Is neighborhood affluence related to conservation behavior by nonresidential irrigation customers? These questions are all important for water managers planning how much water they need when and where, in the present and in the future. In this paper, we statistically investigated and modeled water use in a case study service area to examine how water demand for nonresidential large landscapes changed during a historic drought. The findings of this paper can help water managers understand urban water use behavior, which is useful for supply planning, targeting conservation efforts, and optimizing infrastructure investment.
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Keywords:

modeling, planning and management, urban water conservation