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Public acceptance of greywater reuse in the Netherlands; barriers and motivations

Gharehdaghy Mianjy, Javad (2016) Public acceptance of greywater reuse in the Netherlands; barriers and motivations.

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Abstract:Over the last century, a lot of changes occurred in various environments: not only did society changed its lifestyle and do people have the tendency to live in urban surroundings, but also did the economic growth, population explosion, development in the industry sectors and cli-mate change make water become a vulnerable resource these days. This study aims to pro-vide information about the acceptance of greywater reuse in the Netherlands. The aim of this study is: First, to assess the current situation of public acceptance of grey-water in the Netherlands. To that end, the researcher researched five locations and com-pared public acceptance of greywater research in ecologically innovative neighborhoods and mainstream neighborhoods: 1) The ecological neighborhood Drielanden in Groningen 2) The ecological neighborhood in Sneek 3) An ordinary neighborhood in Zwolle 4) An ordinary neighborhood in Nijmegen 5) An ordinary neighborhood in Wapenveld. Second, to identify the most influential factors with regard to public acceptance and also the core potential barriers which prevent the development of public acceptance. With the aim to recommend possible ways to overcome them. This research uses the survey in order to as-sess social acceptance and also conducts several interviews with experts in this fields.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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