The Dynamics of Trust in the Shanghai Water Supply Regime
Nahui Zhen, Jon Barnett, Michael Webber
Environmental Management | Springer | Published : 2018
Trust in natural resource managers and planners is recognized as a crucial component of the public’s perception of environmental risks, including the risk of consuming water in cities. Although China is famous for its dubious water quality, public perception of the performance of water suppliers in China has scarcely been considered. Yet this is important, not least because improvements in urban water quality are most likely if the public perceives that there is a risk, which is a function of their levels of trust. We, therefore, examine the Shanghai public’s trust in urban water authorities through analysis of the results from a face-to-face questionnaire that 5007 residents responded to. W..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP110103381. The Albert Shimmins Fund is acknowledged for providing a Writing-up Scholarship to support the writing of this article.