Using adult education to improve the sustainability of water resources in the Pacific Northwest, USA
作者: Robert L. MahlerMichael E. Barber
作者单位: 1Soil Science Division, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA.
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
刊名: International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 2015(6), pp.828-842
来源数据库: WIT Press
DOI: 10.2495/SDP-V10-N6-828-842
关键词: Positive life-style changePublic actionsPublic opinionVoluntary actionsWater qualityWater quantityWater sustainability
原始语种摘要: The purpose of this paper is to document actions taken by the public in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) to improve the sustainability of their water resources since 2002. A survey instrument was used to collect these data in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Mail-based surveys containing between 45 and 60 questions were sent to over 2,200 randomly chosen adults in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Return rates in excess of 50% were received for each survey ensuring that the results were statistically valid. The 2002 survey results were used as base line data. Over 87% of the respondents undertook at least one voluntary action to protect the quantity of water resources based on the 2012 survey. Voluntary actions including installation of water saving appliances, changing water...
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  • resources 资源
  • USA United States Of America
  • water 
  • improved 改进
  • education 培养
  • quantity 
  • protection 保护
  • participation 参与
  • their 他们的
  • household