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Catalysing water saving behaviours in Australian urban households

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posted on 2019-03-13, 23:37 authored by SARAH CAROLINE KNEEBONE
Water demand management is a critical and complex issue globally and for Australia. Engaging householders to change their water consumption behaviours forms an important part of the solution. The spillover effect is proposed to accelerate such change by leveraging or catalysing additional behaviour adoption from new or existing practices. This thesis describes how household water saving behaviours can be mapped and prioritised, using householder perceptions of behavioural similarity to identify these potentially catalytic behaviours. Water managers can apply the findings to help select behaviours for demand management programs. Spillover researchers can use the catalytic behaviours to further explore spillover’s potential.


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Principal supervisor

Liam David Smith

Additional supervisor 1

Kelly Fielding

Year of Award


Additional Institution or Organisation

Medicine - Monash Health


Doctor of Philosophy

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Department, School or Centre

Monash Sustainable Development Institute


Monash Sustainability Institute