Aims:
  • To identify dimensions of risk that relate to attitudes and acceptance toward alternative water sources
  • To establish which dimensions of risk are the key drivers of acceptance of different alternative water sources
  • To explore the salient identities relevant to responses to alternative water sources and investigate whether and how the identifies influence risk perceptions and acceptance
  • To understand the interaction between beliefs about climate change and responses to alternative water supplies

Public responses to alternative water supplies

To extend the understanding of the social, psychological and cultural factors that influence risk perceptions and acceptance of alternative water supplies. The research will investigate the perceived risk dimensions most closely linked to acceptance and show how identity and climate change beliefs impact risk perceptions. The research represents an innovative integration of the risk, identity and climate change attitudes literature in the context of a critical issue -- water. The research makes significant theoretical advances and provides valuable information to water policy makers

Project Value: 
$567 380.00
Funding: 
Australian Research Council
Date: 
2011 to 2015
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Kelly Fielding (k.fielding@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • To identify dimensions of risk that relate to attitudes and acceptance toward alternative water sources
  • To establish which dimensions of risk are the key drivers of acceptance of different alternative water sources
  • To explore the salient identities relevant to responses to alternative water sources and investigate whether and how the identifies influence risk perceptions and acceptance
  • To understand the interaction between beliefs about climate change and responses to alternative water supplies
Program/Affiliation: 
Number: 
ISSR040067