Considering water reuse with culturally diverse communities

Ooi, Daniel, Fisher, Adrian and Cary, John (2014) Considering water reuse with culturally diverse communities. 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 3 provides recommendations for dealing with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities when considering reuse schemes. In particular, it provides guidance on: - religious perceptions of recycled water and its appropriateness in Islam and Judaism; - variations in CALD community on perceptions of risk and the environment, and strategies to deal with these communities.

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
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ISBN 9781922202215
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > Collections > Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords community psychology ; social psychology ; water recycling ; environmental risk ; cultural perception
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