20 January 2015
The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) have just released an industry note detailing their recent study on water attitudes. The research involved a survey of more than 5100 people to determine different Australian communities’ current levels of water literacy as well as their current engagement in ‘water sensitive behaviours’ such as fixing leaking taps, using water tanks and building raingardens.
While a majority of Australians showed good knowledge of some water issues, the survey revealed some surprising aspects that were less well understood, with Victoria rating quite low. The CRCWSC will be using this information to work on methods for increasing national water literacy and encouraging the public to adopt and support water sensitive behaviours.
The full publication is currently in production.