Factors Influencing Public Acceptance of Recycled Water
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 5542
Interests: neural sensors; neuromanagement in engineering; engineering management; public acceptance
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Interests: public acceptance of recycled water; environmental management
Interests: urban water governance; sustainable water management; public attitudes and behavior
Public acceptance of recycled water has drawn attention from both policymakers and researchers in recent decades. While the range of potential uses of recycled water have expanded due to advances in treatment technology, public acceptance is the deciding factor for the implementation of recycled water projects anywhere in the world. Social science studies regarding public acceptance for using non-conventional waters, including recycled wastewater, recycled stormwater, and desalinated water, originated in the late last century. However, there is a relative lack of longer-term longitudinal studies documenting factors that influence public acceptance of using recycled water and how these factors can shift over time.
Another important research gap in this area is that such studies were rarely conducted in developing or emerging countries. Thus far, most of the existing research is concentrated in the United States, Israel, Singapore, or Australia, and rarely in developing countries, in which the population is very different in dimensions such as size, values, social and cultural norms, or dwelling types than in developed western countries. The proposed Special Issue aims to address these research gaps and to advocate a successful exchange of experience between developed and developing countries in such areas which are important to global wellbeing and sustainability.
Dr. Hanliang Fu
Prof. Dr. Xiaojun Liu
Dr. Zhifang Wu
Prof. Dr. Jennifer McKay
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- public acceptance
- public participation
- willingness to pay
- yuck factor
- health risks
- social and demographic factors
- public perceptions and attitudes
- non-conventional waters
- sustainable water management