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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Perceptions of water use

Title:
Perceptions of water use

Abstract:
Public perceptions of water use are explored using an online survey (N = 1,020). Results show that participants underestimated water use by a factor of 2 on average, with large underestimates for high water-use activities. High numeracy scores, older age, and male sex were associated with more accurate perceptions of water use. Overall, perception of water use is more accurate than the perception of energy consumption and savings previously reported, however perceptions of both resources show significant underestimation. Obtain a free copy of this article through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1316402111

Source:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2014

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