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dc.contributor.authorSempewo, Jotham Ivan
dc.contributor.authorMushomi, John
dc.contributor.authorTumutungire, Martin Dahlin
dc.contributor.authorEkyalimpa, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorKisaakye, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-15T09:08:05Z
dc.date.available2022-09-15T09:08:05Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationSempewo, J. I., Mushomi, J., Tumutungire, M. D., Ekyalimpa, R., & Kisaakye, P. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on households’ water use in Uganda. Water Supply, 21(5), 2489-2504.https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2021.044en_US
dc.identifier.issn1607-0798
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/4764
dc.description.abstractThe unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 necessitated the promotion of better hygiene practices to curb the spread of the virus. Better hygiene requires that households have a stable supply of water. However, little is known about the predictors of changes in water use in emergency situations such as COVID-19 in Uganda. This study uses data from a cross-sectional survey to examine the changes in the quantities of water used by 1,639 Ugandan households due to COVID-19. This article also explores the factors that are associated with changes in water use. The month March 2020 is used in this study as a cut-off because this is the month in which the government implemented a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. Results indicate that most households had an increase in the quantity of water used after March 2020 when compared with the period before March 2020. Household characteristics that were associated with a change in the quantity of water used were age, sex, education, main occupation of household head, household size and region of residence. The results can be used to inform the prediction and demand modelling of household water use for improved water interventions for equitable water supply during emergencies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWater Supplyen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19, households, Uganda, water utilisationen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of COVID-19 on Households’ Water Use in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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