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Getting the message right: The use of frames, community-friendly terminology and visuals

An important aspect of effectively engaging communities in a water sensitive future is to communicate messages using easy to understand terminology, appealing visuals and suitable message framing. The findings from Project A2.3 indicate that messages need to be tailored to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Community knowledge about water: Who has better water-related knowledge and is this important?

Integrated water management involves integrating investment, policy, and technological solutions to pursue water security and waterway protection. Many water management approaches promote engaging with the community – not only for targeting household water demand or individual behaviours, but as a…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2015

Community understanding of water terminology

Abstract The current report describes research conducted as part of the A2.3 project: Engaging communities with water  sensitive cities. The research contributes to developing an understanding of what water terms are more or less community-friendly, that is, understood and used…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2016

Water-related jargon: How much does the community understand?

Abstract Communicating effectively with local citizens is an essential part of changing  household behaviours, such as promoting shorter showers, and building public  support  or new policies and technologies. Many commonly used water terms, such  as riparian, biofiltration and ‘urban heat…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2016

How social capital influences community support for alternative water sources

Abstract Ensuring future water security requires broad community support for changes in policy, practice, and technology, such as those involved in delivering alternative water schemes. Building community support for alternative water sources may involve a suite of engagement activities, ranging…
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  • Date Published: 21st Jun 2016

Community profiles of engagement with water

The transition to water sensitive cities involves integrating investment, policy, and technological solutions to pursue water security and waterway protection (Brown and Farrelly 2009, Marlow et al. 2013, Vorosmarty et al. 2010). There is increased recognition that water management approaches…
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  • Date Published: 28th Jun 2016

Fostering water sensitive citizenship – community profiles of engagement in water-related issues

Abstract Citizen engagement in water-related issues is vital for securing future water supplies and protecting waterways. In this paper we explore elements of engagement in water related issues – what people know, what they value and their actions, and describe…
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  • Date Published: 31st Jan 2016

Australian Domestic Water Use Cultures: A Literature Review

This literature review is part of  the CRCWSC project 'Understanding social processes to achieve water sensitive futures' (Project A2.1). The objectives of this project are to understand the social and historical processes of water use in Australian cities. The aim…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jun 2013

Community engagement in the water sector: An outcome-focused review of different engagement approaches

The purpose of this review is to highlight different approaches available to organisations wishing to work with communities, and to examine the types of outcomes that these different approaches can generate. There is a focus in the review on research…
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  • Date Published: 30th Apr 2016
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