(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Estimating future residential water consumption in Phoenix, Arizona, based on simulated changes in climate

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BALLING R.C. (1) ; CUBAQUE H.C. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


In this study, the AA. determine the empirical relationship between water consumption and variations in temperature and precipitation. They find the sensitivity of water consumption to either climate variable is positively related to the percent of land covered in mesic irrigated landscaping, mean household income, lot size, and percent of single-family residential lots containing swimming pools. They use estimated changes in temperature and precipitation for 50 model-scenario combinations presented by the IPCC, and they determined that mean water consumption should increase by an average over 3% by 2050, but the climate-induced change in consumption varies considerably across census tracts


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 30, no4 [pp. 308-323]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 9 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.247/0272-3646.30.4.308

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