Water demand management strategies in fast-growing cities. The case of Arequipa, Perú

Luis Zapana-Churata, Hug March, David Sauri*

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Abstract

Using a socioenvironmental perspective, this paper analyses strategies of water demand management (WDM) in Arequipa, Peru, and their perception by residents through a survey of six city districts (three in the core and three on the periphery) complemented with interviews with key stakeholders. The results show significant differences in WDM. Strategies to reduce demand through pricing are dominant. Domestic water-saving technologies are uncommon, and awareness campaigns are limited to periods of water stress. Despite differences in water access, improvements in water networks (leak repair, adequate water pressure and continuous supply) are the most demanded actions by residents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted in press - 2021

Keywords

  • fast-growing cities
  • Latin America
  • public perception
  • urban formal and informal areas
  • Water demand management

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