Journal article

Australians' water conservation behaviours and attitudes

S Dolnicar, A Hurlimann

Australian Journal of Water Resources | Published : 2010

Abstract

The Australian water crisis can be addressed in many ways, ranging from increasing water conservation behaviours to minimise demand, through to producing water through large-scale water augmentation projects. Due to the extended drought experienced in many locations across Australia in recent years, there has been a recent focus on developing wastewater recycling and seawater desalination plants. While this is an important measure for emergency water supply, water conservation should still play a major role in reducing demand for water. The aim of this study is to provide much-needed empirical data about Australian attitudes towards water conservation and their water conservation behaviours...

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