2021, Volume 74 - Issue 1
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Publication date: 17 February 2021
EFFECTS OF SINO FDI ON THE GROWTH OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICARead the article
CRUDE OIL PRICE MOVEMENTS AND STOCK TRADING ACTIVITY: EVIDENCE FROM INDONESIARead the article
THE EFFECT OF WATER CONSERVATION ON RESIDENTIAL FRESH WATER CONSUMPTION: EVIDENCE FROM KUWAITRead the article
SHORT AND LONG RUN ASYMMETRIC EFFECTS OF MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY UNCERTAINTY ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE U.S.Read the article
FOREIGN OWNERSHIP AND OPTIMAL DISCRIMINATORY TARIFFS UNDER OLIGOPOLISTIC COMPETITIONRead the article
Ahmad ALAWADHI, Techno-Economic Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Sheikha AL-FULAIJ, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Nadia AL-MUSALLAM, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Wafa AWADH, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Nadeem A. BURNEY, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Ayele GELAN, Techno-Economics Division, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Based on data from a recently completed household survey, this paper reviewed households’ efforts to conserve freshwater in Kuwait and estimated a model for residential freshwater consumption to examine how conservation measures adopted by the households impacted their freshwater consumption. Given the country’s demographic composition and seasonal variations in water consumption, the model was estimated for three population groups (full sample, nationals only, and expatriate only) and three periods (annual, summer months, and winter months). Prior to estimating the model, tests were conducted to determine if the observed differences in consumption across the population groups were statistically different to warrant separate treatment of the groups. The survey data revealed that households in Kuwait made some efforts to conserve water by changing habits and practices. The impact of conservation measures reported to be adopted by the households on consumption was mixed, underscoring the need for stronger efforts to promote conservation and check growth in consumption.
C12, C13, C31, D12, Q25
Consumption, Conservation, Freshwater, Households, Nationals, Expatriates
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