Understanding the Factors that Influence Domestic Water Consumption in Melbourne

Jodi Clarke

This honours project contributed to enhancing knowledge of attitudes and community receptivity to alternative water-use practices in the domestic context, through a case study analysis of the City of Bayside, Melbourne. An anonymous household mail-out survey tested residential receptivity to rainwater, greywater and seawater for a range of household activities and investigated barriers to the adoption of household-based water reuse technologies. While the community was quite receptive overall to alternative water sources (with receptivity generally decreasing as personal contact with the water increased), the research revealed a number of key challenges (including cost, difficulty and renter status) to the adoption of water reuse technologies.

Prof Rebekah Brown


Publications (link)

Community Water ManagementUrban Water Governance Program

Property investment Birmingham