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Day Zero: Cape Town Includes Fear Appeal to Avoid Running Out of Water

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Several decades ago, the city of Cape Town, South Africa predicted severe water shortages as a result of rapid urbanization and high per capita water consumption. In 2018, as the …

Day Zero: Cape Town Includes Fear Appeal to Avoid Running Out of Water – Landmark behavior change case study posted.

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa January 27, 2022 09:24 PM
  “Day Zero: Cape Town Includes Fear Appeal to Avoid Running Out of Water” has been designated a Landmark behavior change case study and added to the collection of over 200 behav…

Experience/Research on Increasing Water Rates During Drought Conditions

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Liz Foote Maui February 20, 2015 07:14 PM
Hi, I am hoping someone out there might have some experience in this area, or could point me to some research. There was a proposed change in the water rate structure last year he…

Lawn Sprinkling Bans vs. Summer Seasonal Surcharges

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Amy Wakeford Abbotsford November 22, 2010 01:34 PM
Does anyone know of any research on the effectiveness of lawn sprinkling bans vs. summer surcharges on reducing peak day demand? Amy Wakeford Water Conservation Program Coord…

The California Drought: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis of Social Policy

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Agras, W., Jacob, R., & Lebedeck, M. (1980, December). The California drought: A quasi-experimental analysis of social policy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13(4), 561-570.
The effect of fines for failure to conserve water during theCalifornia drought of 1976-1978 was evaluated in a retrospectively arranged multiple-baseline design across 3 San Franc…

Environmental Worldview in Response to Environmental Problems: Kentucky 1984 and 1988 Compared

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Arcury, T. A. & Christianson, E. H. (1990). Environmental worldview in response to environmental problems: Kentucky 1984 and 1988 compared. Environment and Behavior, 22, 3, 387-407.
Used the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale of R. E. Dunlap and K. D. Van Liere (1978) to measure environmental worldview based on statewide telephone surveys of Kentucky in 1…

Reducing Consumption in Periods of Acute Scarcity: The Case of Water

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Berk, R. A., Cooley, T. F., LaCivita, C. J., Parker, S., Sredl, K., & Brewer, M. (1980). Reducing consumption in periods of acute scarcity: The case of water. Social Science Research, 9, 99-120.

Canadian Water Management: Visions for Sustainability

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Mitchell, B. & Shrubsole, D. (1994). Canadian water management: Visions for sustainability. Cambridge: Canadian Water Resources Association.

Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity

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Postel, S. (1992). Last oasis: Facing water scarcity. (pp. 239). New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

The Human Dimensions of Water-Resources Planning

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Harris, D. H. (1977). The human dimensions of water-resources planning. Human Factors, 19, 3, 241-251.
Developed a framework for incorporating human factors along with technical and economic factors into the water-resources planning decision process. Initially, 388 water-resources …

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