Attitudes to conservation and water consumption Randolph, B en_US Troy, P. en_US 2021-11-25T13:38:00Z 2021-11-25T13:38:00Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sydney's water supply is under great pressure as the demand continues to rise. Demand mitigation strategies have had some success, but domestic consumption remains high. This paper discusses the attitudes of households to their water consumption in a search for ways in which domestic demand for water may be reduced. Evidence on attitudes of households in different kinds of housing was obtained using a telephone interview survey supplemented by information derived from focus groups drawn from households in the same areas. The information was collected in a period when strong water use restrictions were in place and major arguments were being mounted in favour of water pricing as a way of moderating demand. The paper argues that the complexity of the forces shaping demand needs to be understood in the context of the socio-demographic composition of households in different kinds of dwellings, as well as the cultural, behavioural and institutional aspects of consumption, if public policy is to be successful in reducing consumption and/or providing alternative domestic supplies of potable water. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Attitudes to conservation and water consumption en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 5 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Environmental Science and Policy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 441-455 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 11 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Randolph, B, City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Troy, P. en_US School of Built Environment *
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