Water consumption and management in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) (2000-2017): Free water helps promote saving water?
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Water consumption and management in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) (2000-2017): Free water helps promote saving water?

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Water consumption and management in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) (2000-2017): Free water helps promote saving water?

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dc.contributor.author Morote Seguido, Álvaro Francisco
dc.contributor.author Hernández Hernández, María
dc.contributor.author Olcina Cantos, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Rico, Antonio Manuel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-22T14:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-22T14:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/78312
dc.description.abstract Studies on water in cities usually focus on household consumption. However, little attention has been given to non-household consumption and schools from a geographic perspective. The objectives of this research are to examine water consumption trends in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) between 2000¿2017, revise how water use is managed in these centers, and, lastly, examine initiatives aimed at environmental education and saving water in these schools. The results obtained from a survey of school directors indicate a low level of participation because only 14 of the 88 educational centres in the city chose to collaborate in this research. Second, and with regard to water trend consumption, in 2017, water consumption increased by 1.76% in comparison with the average for the period of 2000 to 2004, in contrast with a 38.9% fall in non-household general consumption in the city. Lastly, measures to encourage water saving and environmental education in schools are limited. This tendency is explained by the increase in the number of users over the last five years. Second, the water bill is not paid directly by schools¿ directors and, thus, `free¿ water is a factor that does not incentivise savings. A third is the little investment made in the installation of water-saving devices, water-saving plans, or action taken to promote the use of non-conventional water resources to the watering garden. Lastly, low promotion of environmental education or incentives for savings in schools.
dc.relation.ispartof Water, 2020, num. 12, p. 1-20
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Morote, Álvaro Francisco Hernández, María Olcina, Jorge Rico, Antonio Manuel 2020 Water consumption and management in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) (2000-2017): Free water helps promote saving water? Water 12 1 20
dc.subject Aigua Consum
dc.subject Aigua Utilització
dc.subject Escolars Salut i higiene
dc.title Water consumption and management in schools in the city of Alicante (Southern Spain) (2000-2017): Free water helps promote saving water?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-03-22T14:48:24Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041052
dc.identifier.idgrec 137687

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