Hotel Water Demand: The Impact of Changing from Linear to Increasing Block Rates

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dc.contributor.author Deyà-Tortella, B.
dc.contributor.author Garcia, C.
dc.contributor.author Nilsson, W.
dc.contributor.author Tirado, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-22T08:46:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-22T08:46:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/150660
dc.description.abstract [eng] Water is a key aspect for any tourist destination. The pressure of tourism on water resources, and specifically by the hotel sector on islands and coastal areas, threatens the sustainability of the resource and, ultimately, of the destination. Several international organizations propose price policy as an instrument to promote efficiency and penalize excessive water consumption. This study analyzes the short-term effectiveness of a water tariff reform, implemented by the regional government of the Balearic Islands in 2013, on hotel water consumption. The change consists in moving from a linear to an increasing block rate system. The study applies quantile regression with within-artificial blocks transformation on panel data for the period 2011-2015. The results conclude that the reform was not effective as a means to reduce the levels of water consumption. The disproportionate fixed component of the water tariff and the oversized initial block of the sanitation fee can explain the ineffectiveness of the reform.
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dc.relation.isformatof https://doi.org/10.3390/w11081604
dc.relation.ispartof Water, 2019, vol. 11, num. 8, p. 1-17
dc.rights , 2019
dc.subject.classification 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus
dc.subject.classification Medi ambient
dc.subject.other 338 - Economic situation. Economic policy. Management of the economy. Economic planning. Production. Services. Prices
dc.subject.other Environment
dc.title Hotel Water Demand: The Impact of Changing from Linear to Increasing Block Rates
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-01-22T08:46:53Z
dc.subject.keywords water price reform
dc.subject.keywords hotel water consumption
dc.subject.keywords tourism sustainability
dc.subject.keywords Mallorca
dc.subject.keywords increasing block rates
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/w11081604


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