WATER FOR AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE - REDUCING FEARS AND INCREASING ACCEPTANCE OF ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCES THROUGH PUBLIC INFORMATION

Grant number: DP0878338 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

Australia is in the midst of a water crisis. Available water sources are dwindling. Alternative water sources are key to Australia's sustainable water future. National and international experiences show that while alternative water treatment technologies are available, public acceptance is the most important factor to determining the successful implementation of alternative water schemes. This project will study public acceptance of a range of alternative water schemes in Australia. It will identify barriers to adoption of these alternatives and highlight preferred options by the community. The information needs of Australians will be identified and optimal communication strategies developed..

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