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Causality between challenges, motivations, and extent of use of water recycling systems in residential properties

Moghayedi, Alireza, Behzadian, Kourosh, Vassilev, Vasilena, Akinwumi, Isaac I., Mehmood, Abid ORCID:, Peng, Leo Choe, Eong, Poh Phaik, Blay, Karen and Diazsolano, Joaquin 2021. Causality between challenges, motivations, and extent of use of water recycling systems in residential properties. Presented at: 7th International SEEDS Conference Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS 2021), Virtual/Leeds, England, 1-3 Septemer 2021.

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The paper examines the challenges and extent of the use of water recycling systems in residential properties in five case studies: Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, and South Africa. Based on a review of related literature and a survey of households was conducted, the micro-social, economic, and technical challenges in households and the level of adoption and willingness to use water recycling systems by the homeowners have been identified. The study found that the lack of space, no clear savings on water payment and lack of information/awareness are the most micro-challenges on implementation of water recycling in residential properties. The study deduces that the negative impacts of micro-challenges on implementing water recycling systems will be significantly reduced by improving water recycling systems' efficiency. Moreover, the study concludes that the extent of the use of recycled water in residential properties will increase with public awareness and educating homeowners. The acquisition of the basic environmental and technical knowledge associated with water recycling and the government incentive for implementing water recycling systems in residential properties were recommended in the study. The findings of this study assist in developing a data-driven decision-making framework to build capacity for the analysis of new water reuse intervention strategies commensurate with the capabilities and resources of urban authorities and communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACES)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Funders: Royal Academy of Engineering
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 09:44

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