Journal article Open Access
Villarín Clavería, María C.
The study was based on the development of a methodology applying multivariate linear regression models to analyze a range of factors that influence domestic water demand. To achieve this purpose; an analysis was carried out from a general theoretical perspective and, at the same time, a comprehensive empirical and quantitative assessment. The result produced a methodology to identify, quantify and explain the sub-municipal differences in domestic water consumption, at census tract level, in the city of Seville for the year 2009. Using statistics, it was found that domestic water demand is not distributed homogeneously in the municipality of Seville. After considering a total of 16 variables in the statistical model, we found notable differences in household consumption between different sectors of the city.
This article has been published as Volume 4, Number 5 of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Working Papers (http://waterlat.org/publications/working-papers-series/). It corresponds to the Student Prize Series of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network’s Working Papers. This is a special series of the Working Papers, dedicated to the doctoral and master dissertations submitted to the annual competition organized by the Network to reward the best work submitted in both categories (for additional information visit the web page of the Student Prize: http://waterlat.org/waterlat-student-prize/). This is the third issue of the Student Prize Series. It features two articles based on two doctoral dissertations submitted to the 2016 Student Prize Competition. These were doctoral and master dissertations successfully defended in universities from Spain and Brazil.