Aims:
  • Identified key factors influencing community members’ responses to recycled water and how they changed over time
  • Tested different communication messages to increase attitudes and acceptance of recycled water for potable use
  • Identified the main drivers of household water use in SEQ
  • Incorporated smart water meter technology and social surveys to test effective methods for reducing household water use

Systematic Social Analysis

The systematic social analysis is a collaborative interdisciplinary project between UQ, CSIRO, Griffith University and Queensland government. The project encompassed a systematic social analysis of urban water management options, including recycled water for potable use and demand management with the purpose of contributing to policy surrounding household water usage and conserving behaviours.

Project Value: 
$460 212.00
Funding: 
CSIRO & Urban Water Security Research Alliance
Partners: 
CSIRO
Date: 
2010 to 2012
Time status: 
Complete
Contact: 
Dr Kelly Fielding (k.fielding@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • Identified key factors influencing community members’ responses to recycled water and how they changed over time
  • Tested different communication messages to increase attitudes and acceptance of recycled water for potable use
  • Identified the main drivers of household water use in SEQ
  • Incorporated smart water meter technology and social surveys to test effective methods for reducing household water use
Publications and Reports: 

Fielding, K.S., Spinks, A., Russell, S.R., McCrea, R., Stewart, R., & Gardner, J. (2013). An experimental test of voluntary strategies to promote urban water demand management.  Journal of Environmental Management. Journal of Environmental Management, 114, 343-351.

Determinants of household water conservation: The role of demographic, infrastructure, behaviour and psycho-social variables. Water Resources Research, accepted 15 August 2012.

Price, J., Fielding, K.S., & Leviston, Z. (2012). Supporters and opponents of potable recycled water: Culture and cognition in the Toowoomba Referendum. Society & Natural Resources, 25(10), 980-995. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2012.656185

Fielding, K., Spinks, A., Russell, S., & Mankad, A. (2012). Water Demand Management Study: Baseine survey of Household water use (Part B). Urban Water Security Research Alliance Technical Report No. 93.

Spinks, A., Fielding, K. Russell, S., Mankad, A. and Price, J. (2011). Water Demand Management Study: Baseline Survey of Household Water Use (Part A). Urban Water Security Research Alliance Technical Report No. 40.

Russell, S., & Fielding, K.S. (2010). Water demand management research: A psychological perspective. Water Resources Research, 46, W05302, doi:10.1029/2009WR008408.

Fielding, K.S., Russell, S., & Grace, R. (2010). Residential water demand management in South East Queensland: A report on water conservation beliefs. Urban Water Security Research Alliance, Technical Report No. 24.

 Price J, Fielding K, Leviston Z, Bishop B, Nicol S, Greenhill M , & Tucker D. (2010). Community Acceptability of the Indirect Potable Use of Purified Recycled Water in South East Queensland: Final report of monitoring surveys. Urban Water Security Research Alliance, Technical Report No. 19.

Fielding, K.S. & Russell, S.V. (2008). Industry perspectives on the introduction of Purified Recycled Water into South East Queensland: A report of scoping interviews. Urban Water Security Research Alliance Report No. 3. 

Cluster: 
Program/Affiliation: 
Number: 
ISSR040050