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dc.contributor.authorSochacka, Nicola Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCalabria, Jonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBorisova, Tatianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoellstorff, Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T20:15:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-26T20:15:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/51479
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 10-11, 2013, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated public perceptions of water availability in Georgia to identify factors that influence receptivity to water conservation technologies and practices. A receptivity model comprising four components – Awareness, Association, Acquisition and Application – was used to compare and contrast data collected through two different studies conducted in 2002 and 2010. The results suggest that public concern for water availability in Georgia did not change markedly over the eight years separating the two studies, with approximately half of Georgia residents expressing concern for water quantity. Factors found to influence citizen perceptions of water quantity issues and receptivity to calls for water conservation include: the difficulty in ‘seeing’ water availability challenges under normal water conditions, drought, confidence in water authorities (institutional trust), and a perception that other consumers are also conserving water (inter-personal trust). These findings have important implications for the design and implementation of water conservation programs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute; The University of Georgia, Water Resources Faculty.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views oen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2013. ACF Issues Georgia Water Plansen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectGeorgia water planningen_US
dc.subjectWater conservationen_US
dc.subjectPublic perceptions of water availablityen_US
dc.titlePublic Perceptions of Water Availability and Receptivity to Water Conservation in Georgiaen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgiaen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Floridaen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameTexas A & M Universityen_US


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