HARC’s Russell Beatty recently presented at @Ozwater18 on the impact of key economic and socioeconomic drivers on future residential water demands.  Econometric analysis across a number of cities across Australia and New Zealand has shown that rising real household incomes has the potential to exert upward pressure on water demands.  The tremendously successful demand management programs across Australian cities and towns in recent years must be backed up with continued vigilance and an integrated approach to future water security.


The presentation can be found here: Improving Understanding of Water Demand Drivers_Presentation Ver02

and the full paper here: 424_Ozwater18_Technical Paper