Public acceptance and perceptions of alternative water sources: a comparative study in nine locations

Hurlimann, Anna and Dolnicar, Sara (2016) Public acceptance and perceptions of alternative water sources: a comparative study in nine locations. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 32 4: 650-673. doi:10.1080/07900627.2016.1143350


Author Hurlimann, Anna
Dolnicar, Sara
Title Public acceptance and perceptions of alternative water sources: a comparative study in nine locations
Journal name International Journal of Water Resources Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-0648
0790-0627
Publication date 2016-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07900627.2016.1143350
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 650
End page 673
Total pages 24
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Public acceptance of recycled water, desalinated water and rainwater is compared across nine international locations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Norway and United States (specifically in Los Angeles). An online study was conducted in 2012, with 200 participants recruited to be representative of their respective location (1800 in total). The study investigated participants’ intended use of and perceptions of alternative water sources. Results indicate that respondents clearly differentiate between alternative water sources. Water source preference varied between water use purposes. Significant differences were found between locations in the percentage of respondents willing to use alternative water sources. Additionally the study found significant differences across locations in perceptions held of five water sources.
Keyword Alternative water sources
Bottled water
Desalinated water
International
Public opinion
Rainwater tanks
Recycled water
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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