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Investigating the impact of training on water consumption saving in Khorramabad in 2015
Mohammad Bazdar, Hatam Godini , Mohammad Javad Tarrahi, Soudabeh Zare, Morteza Yarahmadi, Jalal Mohammadian Zafarabadi, Tayebe Ahmadifard
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Background: In the water demand management there is a certain relationship between attitudes, beliefs, actual behavior of consumers and water consumption. There are many factors in a positive attitude towards water use. By providing the right information should changed the beliefs and attitudes of citizens towards drinking water habits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of training on water consumption in the Khorramabad city in 1394.

Methods: This study was conducted in the Lorestan province and in the Khorramabad city. That the effect of training on water saving was evaluated for 60 households with high water consumption levels. The selected households were randomly assigned to 2 groups: control and treatment. In the treatment group was taught how to properly use in a regular basis and periodically meter reading for both groups took .This study was performed for 6 months in summer and autumn in 1394.

Results: The results of this study showed that households in 1393 and 1394 respectively in the control group consumed an average per capita consumption of 60.78 ± 253.7 and 62.35 ± 208 liters per day per person. The average consumption per capita in 93 and 94 in the treatment group was respectively 192.14 ±51.2 and 171.9 ± 48.57 liters per day per person. As well as due to intervention education decrease 9-11% water consumption.

Conclusion: The basic results of this study to raise public awareness about the water crisis, stresses and the importance of water using education can affect to water use. It can also promote a culture of right consumption and to change people’s behavior towards water use.

Keywords: Household Water Use Per Capita, Training, Attitude, Water Saving
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/15 | Accepted: 2017/01/15 | Published: 2017/01/15

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