Community Perceptions and Barriers to Water Reuse

Ooi, Daniel, Fisher, Adrian and Cary, John (2014) Community Perceptions and Barriers to Water Reuse. Project Report. Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, Brisbane QLD.


The Water Reuse and Communities Toolkit has been developed by Victoria University as part of the NDEEP project. The purpose of the resource is to provide guidance and direction to water authorities and water planners in dealing with community attitudes, values, and emotions in regard to recycled water. Recommendations are provided in the executive summary for each module, with a longer elaboration of the evidentiary basis used to inform those conclusions following. These modules are intended to translate insights from the social sciences for a non-specialist audience who are involved in water planning. This intended audience includes; - strategic planners and communications teams in water authorities and water retailers; - water policy specialists and regulators at various levels of government; - water planners in council. Module 1 provides an introduction to community responses to water reuse schemes around the world. Within the Australian context, it provides an understanding and guidance on; - community perceptions of recycled water; - existing social, psychological, and cultural barriers to reuse; - factors underlying the formation of attitudes towards recycled water

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
Edition 1st
Official URL
ISBN 9781922202239
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Keywords Social Psychology ; Community Psychology
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