An Opportunistic Field Experiment in Community Water Conservation

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Watson, R. K., Murphy, M. H., Kilfoyle, F. E. & Moore, S. M. (1999). An opportunistic field experiment in community water conservation. Population and Environment: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 20, 6, 545-560.
This quasi-experimental, 7-yr study evaluated the effectiveness of an educative vs a price-structuring approach to the strategic management of domestic water consumption. The Know…

Turning Minds On and Faucets Off: Water Conservation Education in Jordanian Schools

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Middlestadt, Susan; Grieser, Mona; Hernandez, Orlando; Tabaishat, Khulood; Sanchack, Julie; Southwell, Brian; Schwartz, Reva. (2001). Turning minds on and faucets off: Water conservation education in Jordanian schools. . Journal of Environmental Education, 32, 2, 37-45.
Evaluated the impact on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, of a high school water conservation curriculum implemented through the Jordan Water Conservation Education Projec…

Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives

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Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
Purpose: In residential buildings, personal choices influence electricity and water consumption. Prior studies indicate that information feedback can stimulate resource conservati…

Water Use as a Commons Dilemma: The Effects of Education that Focuses on Long-Term Consequences and Individual Action

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Thompson, S. C., & Stoutemyer, K. Water use as a commons dilemma: The effects of education that focuses on long-term consequences and individual action. Vol. 23. 1991. 314-333.
Randomly assigned 171 households to 1 of 4 groups: commons education, economic interest education, participation control, and no contact control. Water use was recorded for the 2-…

Attempts to Promote Residential Water Conservation with Educational, Behavioral and Engineering Strategies

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Geller, E. S., Erickson, J. B., & Buttram, B. A. Attempts to promote residential water conservation with educational, behavioral and engineering strategies. Vol. 6. 1983. 96-112.
The water meters of 129 residences in Blacksburg, Virginia were read for 70 consecutive days. After 5 wks of baseline, state-of-the-art education, feedback, and engineering interv…

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