Journal article

More than money: how multiple factors influence householder participation in at-source stormwater management

Helen L Brown, Darren G Bos, Christopher J Walsh, Tim D Fletcher, Sharyn RossRakesh

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Urban stormwater run-off is a threat to stream ecosystems. New approaches to stormwater management aim to protect urban streams from such impacts, by retaining, treating and using stormwater at its source. As up to ∼50% of runoff from urban surfaces comes from private property, fostering stormwater retention requires effective householder engagement. We evaluated householder participation in the Little Stringybark Creek project, a stormwater retrofit programme aimed at waterway protection, using qualitative enquiry through formal and informal interviews to identify factors that influenced participation. Participation was governed by multiple factors, with financial incentives and personal co..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The LSC Project is supported by the ARC Linkage Programme [grant number LP0883610], [grant number LP130100295]; and by Melbourne Water through the Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership. Tim D. Fletcher is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship [grant number FT100100144]. Helen L. Brown was supported by an Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funding bodies.