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A Comparison of Los Angeles and Phoenix Homeowners’ Attitudes and Behaviors towards Outdoor Water Conservation

Abstract Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona are two naturally water-scarce regions that rely on imported water to meet their local water needs. Both areas have been experiencing an ongoing drought that has negatively affected their local water supply. Populations in both cities continue to grow, increasing overall demand for water as the supply decreases. Water conservation is important for the sustainability of each town. However, the methods utilized to conserve residential water in the two areas differ drastically; Los Angeles has implemented involuntary water rationing and Phoenix has not.

The widespread effectiveness of involuntary restrictions makes them a popular management scheme. Despite their immediate effectiveness, little is ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Turrentine, Heather Catherine (Author) / Klinsky, Sonja (Advisor) / Dooley, Kevin (Advisor) / Larson, Kelli (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Water resources management / Behavioral psychology / Sustainability / behavior change / perceived behavioral control / self-efficacy / theory of planned behavior / water conservation / water governance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Sustainability 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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