The Influence of Water Scarcity on Public Willingness to Consider Water Reuse

Ooi, Daniel, Fisher, Adrian and Cary, John (2014) The Influence of Water Scarcity on Public Willingness to Consider 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 5 explores the relationship between water scarcity and community openness to water reuse, based on data from surveys in recent years, from across the country. It provides some guidance points on opportunities and limitations afforded by periods of both water scarcity and surplus.

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
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ISBN 9781922202239
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > Collections > Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Keywords community psychology ; social psychology
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