Determinants of Water Consumption Growth and Green Environment Trade-offs in Kombolecha Industrial Zone, Ethiopia
International Journal of Environmental Chemistry
Volume 3, Issue 2, December 2019, Pages: 65-71
Received: Jul. 20, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2019; Published: Dec. 26, 2019
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Tefera Eshete Kebede, Department of Economics, Business and Economics College, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia
Chipo Mukonza, School of Ecology and Human Sustainability, Department of Environmental Science, University of South Africa, Florida Campus, Calabash Building, South Africa
Munyaradzi Chitakira, School of Ecology and Human Sustainability, Department of Environmental Science, University of South Africa, Florida Campus, Calabash Building, South Africa
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Abstract
Water is life blood for people and firms to ensure their optimal benefits. This study identified the determinants of the water consumption growth and green environment tradeoffs at Kombolecha industrial zone, Ethiopia. This was due to Ethiopia is amongst drought affected and variable rainfall dependent country in eastern Africa. Above 80 percent of the populations are still engaged in agriculture sectors, which contributed 46 percent of the total GDP. However, factories and households are consumed groundwater resources without payment in Birr and quantity limits. As a result, the green environment lost its nature due to overconsumption of groundwater sources. This study employed binary logistic regression so as to identify the significant factors that determine the water consumption growth and green environment tradeoffs. In pursuit of this, study collected crossectional surveyed data from 338 households and 14 factories. Triangulated methodology was used to determine statistically significant factors. Accordingly, this study found that household’s awareness about green mind adoption, technology use, marketing, and exchange and environment restoration was statistically significant and altered the water consumption growth and green environment tradeoffs by 0.000 values at the 5 confidence level. Moreover, household’s poverty, consumption culture and behaviours, sensitivity and emotionality, ability and willingness to pay were also differently associated and statistically significant and affected the water consumption growth and green environment tradeoffs at the 5 percent significance level. This study, therefore, recommended that concerned institutions would be altered water consumption and recycling behaviours and consumption culture through charging groundwater payments and delivering trainings and capacityservices to recover the green environment in Kombolecha and at large in Ethiopia.
Keywords
Water Consumption, Green Environment, Tradeoffs, Kombolecha Industrial Zone
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Tefera Eshete Kebede, Chipo Mukonza, Munyaradzi Chitakira, Determinants of Water Consumption Growth and Green Environment Trade-offs in Kombolecha Industrial Zone, Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 65-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20190302.13
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