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Individual Water-Saving Response Based on Complex Adaptive System Theory: Case Study of Beijing City, China

State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing 100038, China
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Water 2020, 12(5), 1478; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051478
Received: 27 February 2020 / Revised: 14 May 2020 / Accepted: 20 May 2020 / Published: 22 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
It is of significance to examine the factors impacting individual water-saving behavior and their mechanism of action for water demand management, especially for domestic water demand management. To provide a solution to the issues of individual water-saving behavior research with unclear influence mechanisms and subjective modeling decisions, this study provides a novel idea of combining social survey and model study for research on domestic water conservation, introduces complex adaptive system theory to describe the mechanism of action between individuals as well as between individuals and external stimuli, and proposes a general framework for the model establishment and analysis of individual water-saving response research under external stimuli. This study uses Beijing as an empirical city. Based on the analysis results of the survey on Beijing residents’ domestic water use combined with the problems in Beijing’s domestic water-saving efforts, this study constructs water-saving regulation scenarios and corresponding individual water-saving response rules; systematically simulates the change process of individual water use considering the aspects of water price formulation, water use information, and water-saving publicity and education; quantitatively analyzes the influence of these three types of external stimuli on individual water saving; proposes individual water-saving promotion measures; and suggests the three aspects of water price formulation, water use information feedback, water-saving publicity and education. View Full-Text
Keywords: individual water-saving response; domestic water use; water price; water use information; water-saving publicity and education; measure analysis individual water-saving response; domestic water use; water price; water use information; water-saving publicity and education; measure analysis
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Liu, H.; Zhao, Y.; Li, H.; Wang, L.; Wang, Q. Individual Water-Saving Response Based on Complex Adaptive System Theory: Case Study of Beijing City, China. Water 2020, 12, 1478.

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