Responsiveness of household water demands to price and non-price conservation tools

Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN)




Responsiveness of household water demands to price and non-price conservation tools

Project Description:

The research uses data from the Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC) to obtain elasticity estimates for residential water demand, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of non-price conservation methods (summer water restrictions, education programs, subsidies for toilet retrofits, etc). Responsiveness of summer and winter water demands to price changes will be separately assessed in order to examine the extent to which consumers are less constrained with respect to outdoor than indoor water adjustments.

Researchers:

Diane Dupont

Partners:

Capital Regional District, Victoria, BC

Graduate Students:

Scott Clark, & Blair Carter