Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Water International

Volume

33

Issue

4

Publisher

Taylor and Francis (Routledge)

Publication Date

2008

First Page

488

Last Page

504

DOI

10.1080/02508060802474574

Abstract

Intermittent access to improved urban water supplies is a large and expanding global problem. This paper describes 16 supply enhancement and 23 demand management actions available to urban residential water users in Jordan to cope with intermittent supplies. We characterize actions by implementation, costs, and water quantities and qualities acquired or conserved. This effort systematically identifies potential options prior to detailed study and shows that water users have significant capacity to affect demand. We suggest several methods to evaluate options and highlight the need to include local water management decisions in integrated water resources management and planning at utility and regional scales.

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