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A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Domestic Water Conservation

  • Nicholas Benzoni
  • Cassandra TelenkoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9747)

Abstract

We must overhaul how we view and use water to ensure that there is enough potable water to meet the rising global demand. To achieve such changes, many researchers have developed intervention methods aimed at promoting water conservation in the home. Single or combined styles of intervention, applied from a range of a few days to eight months, achieve a wide range (2 % to 28 %) of water savings. However, what factors play the biggest roles in achieving such savings remain as of yet unclear. Two factors are highlighted in this review: an intervention’s visibility and the climate context in which the intervention was conducted. This paper provides a comprehensive review of intervention methods; in doing so it summarizes findings of current research and provides recommendations for future work.

Keywords

Water Conservation Intervention Feedback Behavior 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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